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Spread awareness about polio: Minister to Bengal religious leaders


June 16th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Tourism Sultan Ahmed has appealed to West Bengal's community leaders to cut across faith lines and come together to raise awareness ... Read more...

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‘Low chances of polio coming to India from Pakistan’


May 31st, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Despite apprehensions, India is not at risk of the polio virus being exported from Pakistan, the Pakistani Prime Minister's Focal Person for Polio Shahnaz ... Read more...

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Gates praises India for containing polio


May 31st, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Bill Gates met Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad here Thursday and praised India's triumph over polio, even as the software tycoon's foundation is also helping ... Read more...

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Bengal to take religious leaders’ help for polio vaccination


April 21st, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) In a bid to make sure that each and every child of the state ias administered polio vaccine, the West Bengal government Saturday said it will ... Read more...

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Big B to be honoured for polio work


April 6th, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is Unicef's brand ambassador against polio, says he will be honoured for his contribution to the cause."And the organisation that acknowledges ... Read more...

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Japan gives 120 mn yen grant to fight polio


March 26th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Continuing support to the polio eradication initiative in India, the government of Japan Monday provided 120 million Yen (Rs.7.2 crore) grant to the UNICEF for ... Read more...

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Faltering on polio, Pakistan looks at India lesson


March 2nd, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Pakistan's battle against polio has been marred by conflicts, natural disasters and lack of accountability over the past year and it is now looking ... Read more...

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After no polio, India aims to eradicate measles: Azad


February 26th, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) After registering a zero-polio period in the last one year, India will now be aiming at eradicating measles, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said here ... Read more...

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India to support global polio eradication: Azad


February 26th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) After registering a zero-polio period in the last one year, India said Sunday it will extend full support and cooperation to help Pakistan, Afghanistan and ... Read more...

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Polio endemic countries hopeful for eradicating virus


February 26th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) With India finally being taken off the list of polio endemic nations, the three countries - Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria, left in the endemic ... Read more...

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WHO takes India off polio endemic list (Lead)


February 26th, 2012 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) India has a reason to smile on the polio front, as it was taken off the list of polio endemic countries by the World ... Read more...

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WHO takes India off polio endemic list, says Azad


February 25th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) India has a reason to smile on the polio front, as it was taken off the list of polio endemic countries by the World ... Read more...

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Any new polio cases to be public health emergency: Azad


February 18th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) With India reporting no polio cases last year, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Saturday said there will be zero tolerance for any new case ... Read more...

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Polio funds get a boost in India: Rotary International


February 10th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) With a zero-polio record in the last one year, India is working hard to eradicate the disease, and has also been recognized as the third ... Read more...

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A year of no polio: India triumphs, but risks remains (Lead)


January 11th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) India has reason to smile on the polio front, especially on Jan 13. Not only will it achieve a big milestone of no new case ... Read more...

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A year of no polio: India triumphs, but risks remains


January 11th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) India has a reason to smile on the polio front, especially on Jan 13. Not only will it achieve a major milestone of no new ... Read more...

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Japan gives Pakistan $65 mn for polio eradication


August 16th, 2011 - 10:06 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 16 (IANS) A Japanese government agency has signed a loan agreement with the Pakistan government to provide it funds up to 4,990 million yen (around $65 million) for ... Read more...

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Efforts to beat malaria may backfire, says experts


October 30th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 30 (ANI): Efforts to wipe out malaria in some countries may be counter-productive, suggests an international team of researchers.A new report in the Lancet has suggested some countries, particularly in ... Read more...

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No new polio cases in India since April


June 18th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Stepping closer to eradication of polio, India, on the list of endemic countries, has not registered any new case of the viral disease since April-end. The ... Read more...

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850,000 people die every year from malaria: Unicef


April 24th, 2010 - 7:25 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 24 (DPA) About 850,000 people die each year from a mosquito bite - with nearly 90 percent of all malaria deaths in sub-Saharan Africa, the UN Children's Fund (Unicef) ... Read more...

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India reports 163 polio cases this year


August 7th, 2009 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) India has reported 163 polio cases so far this year and is among the four countries - Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan, besides India - where the deadly ... Read more...

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Malaria parasite developing drug resistance in Cambodia


July 30th, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 30 (ANI): Malaria parasites in western Cambodia are becoming increasingly resistant to artemisinin-based therapies, say researchers.Artemisinin-based therapies are the first-line treatment for malaria, which is caused by most deadly ... Read more...

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Combination therapies may be as good as treated bednets in preventing malaria


November 25th, 2008 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): A new study has found that artemisinin combination therapies (ACTs) could be almost as effective in reducing transmission of malaria as insecticide-treated bednets (ITNs) in areas of ... Read more...

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Yellow Fever


July 9th, 2008 - 11:12 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
Yellow fever is a viral haemorrhagic infection. It is common in tropical Africa and Latin America. Yellow fever (YF) is caused by virus. Its importance lies in its virulence and also an ... Read more...

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Deadliest malaria cases on the rise in Britain (Re-issue)


July 6th, 2008 - 9:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 6 (ANI): There has been a significant increase in the number of malaria cases reported in Britain over the past 20 years, say researchers.According to a Health Protection ... Read more...

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India leads global progress on polio eradication: WHO


May 2nd, 2008 - 6:58 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) India reported over 200 polio cases in the last four months - nevertheless the World Health Organisation (WHO) Friday complimented it for doing much better than other ... Read more...

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India global leader in polio eradication: Expert


May 2nd, 2008 - 5:40 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): India leads the world in the progress towards the target of polio eradication in 2008 - the most dangerous type 1 poliovirus - and appears closest ... Read more...

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10,000 health workers stop polio in Somalia


March 26th, 2008 - 2:55 pm ICT by admin
Geneva (Switzerland), Mar.26 (ANI): Somalia is again polio-free, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) announced today, calling it a 'historic achievement' in public health. Somalia has not reported a case since ... Read more...

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Google donates $3.5 mn to curb polio cases


February 21st, 2008 - 10:57 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Google Foundation, the social arm of Internet search engine Google, has donated $3.5 million to the Rotary International to curb polio from India and elsewhere in the ... Read more...

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Researchers make breakthrough in malaria detection


December 20th, 2007 - 8:05 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 20 (ANI): Researchers at the McGill University have made a breakthrough in the fight against malaria, by developing a new technique that uses lasers and non-linear optical effects to detect ... Read more...

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