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Indian Olympic athletes appeal to root out polio


August 2nd, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) With no new polio case reported in the country for more than a year, Indian Olympic athletes Thursday appealed to parents to get their ... 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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‘Getting rid of polio can save $2 trillion’


February 26th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Getting rid of polio will give a huge boost to the world economy, saving $2 trillion spent on vaccination every year, Rotary International president Kalyan ... Read more...

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Indian firm joins Nigeria’s polio battle (With Images)


February 23rd, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Lagos, Feb 23 (IANS) An Indian vaccine maker will now help fight polio in Nigeria, one of the three countries in the world where the crippling disease is still prevalent.India's ... 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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Pakistani daily lauds India for no polio cases in 2011


January 14th, 2012 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 14 (IANS) India must receive "due appreciation" as it has been a year since its last case of polio was reported, said a leading Pakistani daily.An editorial in ... Read more...

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India faces polio threat from Pakistan: Minister


December 20th, 2011 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) India faces the threat of importing the polio virus from Pakistan and is taking steps to prevent it, Minister of State for Health Sudip Bandyopadhyay ... Read more...

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Fresh funding to eradicate polio


October 29th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 29 (IANS) Significant fresh funding has been announced to help eradicate polio, a disease that afflicts people in four countries -- three of them in the Commonwealth.India, ... Read more...

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Global polio eradication initiative may save $40-50bn


November 23rd, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): The global initiative to eradicate polio could provide net benefits of at least 40-50 billion dollars if transmission of wild polioviruses is interrupted within the next five years, ... Read more...

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US, UN and Islamic group join forces to fight polio


December 3rd, 2009 - 3:56 am ICT by IANS
New York, Dec 3 (DPA) The US joined the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) and the Unicef to plan a campaign for completely eradicating polio worldwide, it was announced. The three parties ... Read more...

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Three crore children to get polio drops today


February 1st, 2009 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Lucknow, Feb 1 (ANI): More than three crore children below the age of five will be given polio drops today, at the polio booths set up in 71 districts of Uttar ... Read more...

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Fear of polio still haunting millions in Bihar


December 22nd, 2008 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Dec 22 (IANS) The fear of their children catching deadly polio is still haunting millions of parents across Bihar, and they who are striving to ensure their children are administered ... Read more...

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Bill Gates lauds Indias initiatives on polio eradication


November 4th, 2008 - 9:29 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi , Nov 4 (ANI): The Co-Chairperson of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates lauded India s initiatives on polio eradication here today.He and his father William Gates Sr. ... Read more...

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Bill Gates meets Ramadoss, officials for polio eradication


November 4th, 2008 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) Microsoft founder Bill Gates Tuesday met Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss and members of the Planning Commission here, and discussed several major steps taken by the country to ... Read more...

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Deadly polio strain from Bihar creating havoc in Uttar Pradesh


October 26th, 2008 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh has once again emerged as a hotbed for P 1, the most deadly polio strain, which was slowly being eliminated in India. But Uttar Pradesh, ... 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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