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WHO staff injured in Pakistan (Lead)


July 18th, 2012 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad/Geneva, July 17 (IANS) Two World Health Organisation (WHO) officials were injured Tuesday after some unidentified men attacked a UN vehicle in a suburban area of Karachi city.According to police, ... Read more...

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Controlling deadly tsetse fly with satellite imagery


May 9th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 9 (IANS) Scientists are relying on satellite imagery to control the deadly tsetse fly, an African killer that spreads "sleeping sickness" disease among humans and animals and wipes ... 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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Pakistan committed to eradicate polio this year: Gilani


January 28th, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 28 (IANS) Pakistan is committed to eradicate polio by the end of 2012, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has told Microsoft chief Bill Gates.Talking to Bill Gates ... Read more...

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Polio under control but India aims at eradication: Azad


October 23rd, 2011 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Though India reported just one case of polio this year, Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Sunday efforts to contain the virus will be ... Read more...

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India to raise economic crisis at UN, seek inclusive growth


September 17th, 2011 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will raise the issue of the global economic crisis and seek measures to foster and sustain inclusive growth when he ... Read more...

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US report blasts Pakistan’s failing insurgency eradication efforts


April 6th, 2011 - 11:28 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 6(ANI): The Obama administration has given a harshly critical assessment of Pakistan's efforts towards eradicating terrorists in a new report, saying that even after years of work with the Pakistani ... Read more...

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India records over 90 percent decline in polio cases


March 3rd, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 3(ANI): India has reported over 90 percent decline in polio cases in 2010 as compared to 2009, according to Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry.The Ministry also said that ... Read more...

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President Patil launches 2011 ‘Pulse Polio’ campaign


January 22nd, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 22(ANI): President India Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Saturday administered polio vaccine drops to seven children at the Rashtrapati Bhawan to launch the National Pulse Polio Programme for 2011.The ... Read more...

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Polio cases drop significantly, new campaign launched


January 22nd, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Saturday launched the 2011 pulse polio programme, administering polio drops to seven children at Rashtrapati Bhawan.Underlining the success of the programme, Health Minister ... Read more...

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Obama names India, Pakistan among drug majors


September 17th, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Sep 17 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has identified India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and 17 other countries as major drug transit or major illicit drug-producing nations.The other countries on ... Read more...

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Obama identifies Pakistan as “major transit country” for narcotics


September 17th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 17 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has identified Pakistan as a major transit country for opiates and hashish for markets around the world, especially for narcotics originating in Afghanistan."Pakistan ... Read more...

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Polio cases declining in Bihar, says WHO


February 4th, 2010 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 4 (IANS) Special strategies being implemented for eradication of polio in Bihar have led to a steady decline in cases of the disease reported in the state in 2009, a ... Read more...

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Eradication of smallpox from India remarkable feat: WHO


July 31st, 2009 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Commemorating 30 years of freedom from smallpox, the World Health Organization (WHO) Friday said it was the greatest achievement in public health in the 20th century and ... Read more...

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Rats have fierce loyalty to ‘home’


May 28th, 2009 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 28 (IANS) Although rodents have a free run of the city, they develop a fierce sense of loyalty to the neighbourhoods where they spend the rest of their lives. Rats typically ... Read more...

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Rats are loyal to their neighbourhoods


May 27th, 2009 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): In what may have important implications to controlling diseases that spread from rats to humans, Johns Hopkins scientists have found that rodents spend the majority of their lives ... Read more...

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Acting US envoy takes part in Delhi polio drops campaign


May 24th, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 24 (ANI): Acting US Ambassador A. Peter Burleigh, on Sunday took part in a polio eradication drive in the national capital.Burleigh, who has the designation of Charge d'Affaires of ... Read more...

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Bill Gates to help India introduce polio injections


November 5th, 2008 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) India will introduce injectible polio vaccine (IPV) alongside the ongoing oral immunisation drive to eradicate the disease and Microsoft founder Bill Gates will help the country in ... Read more...

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Obama will help improve healthcare in India: Bill Gates


November 5th, 2008 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates said here Wednesday that Barack Obama, who was elected the 44th president of the US, will help strengthen the global health ... Read more...

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Bill Gates visiting India on polio eradication mission (Lead)


November 3rd, 2008 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) Microsoft founder Bill Gates will meet Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss Wednesday and launch a major initiative for India's public healthcare with a special focus on eradicating polio, ... Read more...

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Bill Gates to launch major polio initiative in India Wednesday


November 3rd, 2008 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) Microsoft founder Bill Gates will launch a major initiative for India's public healthcare here Wednesday with a special focus on polio eradication, said officials at his philanthropic ... Read more...

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Genetic variation in syphilis bacteria may hold clinical, evolutionary significance


June 14th, 2008 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , June 14 (ANI): Researchers at Emory University , Atlanta , have discovered that variation in a gene called, acidic repeat protein (ARP), in syphilis causing bacteria may hold important ... 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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