polio eradication

Polio-free Southeast Asia within reach: WHO


September 5th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Eleven countries in Southeast Asia region are now on track to declaring the region polio-free as the last case of wild polio virus there was ... Read more...

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WHO closes office in Karachi


August 2nd, 2012 - 3:51 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 2 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) has closed its office in Pakistan's Karachi city in the wake of recent attacks on UN doctors there.WHO's polio eradication campaign ... Read more...

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Six kids among 26 killed in Pakistan attacks (Lead)


July 21st, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 21 (IANS) At least 26 people, including six children and a polio eradication worker with the World Health Organisation (WHO), were killed in separate attacks launched by ... Read more...

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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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Celebrities have responsibilities: Big B


June 29th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 29 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan feels the association of celebrities with social causes is a result of the responsibility that comes with their star status."A celebrity has ... Read more...

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Pakistan hopes to end polio in two years


June 1st, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Alhough natural calamities and militancy have hit the war against polio, Pakistan hopes to eradicate it from most parts of the country in two years.But ... Read more...

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Bill Gates to meet Akhilesh


May 29th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 29 (IANS) Microsoft founder Bill Gates will meet Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav here Wednesday to discuss healthcare in the state.The 56-year-old Gates is likely discuss a ... Read more...

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Beti B gets her polio drops in Big B’s presence


April 19th, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Mega star Amitabh Bachchan, who has been associated with the government polio eradication campaign, has said that his granddaughter was given polio drops Tuesday in ... Read more...

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‘Polio a huge embarrassment for Pakistan’


March 23rd, 2012 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 23 (IANS) Pakistan has been "infamous the world over for exporting terrorism" and now there are fears of it exporting the polio virus to other countries, a ... Read more...

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Big B happy India is polio-free


February 26th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan, who is a Unicef goodwill ambassador, is happy India is a polio-free nation now and says it is the result of hard work ... Read more...

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‘Ensure regular vaccination to make India polio free’


February 23rd, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) With India marking it's first year without polio cases, the health ministry has called upon the nation to ensure regular polio vaccinations of children to ... 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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Bill Gates lauds India’s polio eradication drive


January 10th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Praising India's efforts to curb polio with not a single case reported last year, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates advised countries around the world to learn ... Read more...

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Big B wants polio-free nation, happy no polio case in 2011


December 15th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Bollywood megastar and UNICEF goodwill ambassador Amitabh Bachchan is happy with the drop in numbers of polio-affected children in India and hopes that the ... Read more...

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India determined to eradicate polio: minister


December 9th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) With only one case of polio being reported in India this year, the government is hoping to eradicate the paralytic disease completely, Minister of State ... Read more...

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2011 crucial for India to eradicate polio: WHO


October 24th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) With just one case of polio recorded till now this year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Monday said 2011 will be crucial for the country ... Read more...

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India committed to eradicate polio: Azad


September 24th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) India is committed to eradicating polio from the country and several initiatives are being taken to prevent the highly infectious disease from spreading, union Health ... Read more...

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Pakistan needs coordination mechanism for epidemics: Gilani


September 20th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 20 (IANS) Pakistan needs to develop a national coordination mechanism for controlling epidemics like dengue, says Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani.There has been a rise in dengue ... Read more...

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Gates worried over polio in Pakistan


June 18th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 18 (IANS) Microsoft founder Bill Gates has voiced concern about recurring cases of polio in Pakistan.Gates shared his worries with Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Friday ... Read more...

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Bill Gates discusses polio, other health related issues in Pakistan with Zardari


April 7th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 7(ANI): Microsoft Corporation Chairman Bill Gates has discussed health related issues in Pakistan with President Asif Ali Zardari, particularly the progress made on the polio eradication campaign in the country.Gates ... Read more...

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Polio may be eradicated from India in two-three years: Gates


March 24th, 2011 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The crippling polio disease may be eradicated from India within the next two-three years, billionaire-philanthropist Bill Gates said Thursday."India has made substantial progress towards polio ... 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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Rotary India to arrange 5,000 heart surgeries for poor kids


February 22nd, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) Rotary India Humanity Foundation, an arm of Rotary International, will pump in Rs.75 crore over the next three years for 5,000 surgeries on under-privileged children suffering heart diseases ... Read more...

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WHO finds polio virus in Delhi sewage


February 15th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) In what could be a cause of concern for the national capital, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has found the polio virus in the city's ... Read more...

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Vivek Oberoi to perform at National Games


February 12th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Feb 12 (IANS) The 34th National Games will open here Saturday evening with Bollywood stars Vivek Oberoi, Amisha Patel and Sameera Reddy performing for the 33,000-strong audience.Jharkhand's ace archer Deepika Kumari ... Read more...

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Community mobilisers inch closer towards making India polio-free


January 31st, 2011 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma Meerut, Jan 31 (IANS) Munzareen Fatima was excited when she was featured as a dedicated polio worker in Oscar-nominated documentary "The Final Inch" in 2009. The 40-year-old, who is a ... Read more...

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Muslim clerics join hands for polio eradication in Uttar Pradesh


January 28th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma Meerut, Jan 28 (IANS) From sending greeting cards to issuing printed appeals and making announcements from the mosque loudspeaker - Muslim clerics in western Uttar Pradesh are doing everything, and ... 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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Sneha Stands Up For Polio Free Program


January 19th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
The South Indian star Sneha is now standing up for the polio eradication campaign. The smiling beauty joined hands at the SRM University with the Pondicherry Rotary Club for a fund ... Read more...

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Special Eid prayers planned ahead of Ayodhya verdict


September 9th, 2010 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 9 (IANS) Ahead of the much-awaited verdict in the Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid legal dispute in Ayodhya Sep 24, Muslims in this Uttar Pradesh capital will hold special Eid prayers for ... Read more...

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Bihar’s illiterate youth inspires story in NCERT book


June 1st, 2010 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
By Imran Khan Patna, June 1 (IANS) The rollercoaster ride to success of an illiterate Bihar youth, who launched a radio station and promoted social messages on polio, AIDS and other issues but ... Read more...

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Failure to eradicate polio worldwide is ‘violation of ethical obligation’


April 16th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): Experts have commented that failure to pursue eradication of polio worldwide, even with the capability and resources provided, is a violation of ethical principles.According to ethicists, foremost among ... Read more...

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Bivalent polio vaccine launched in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh


February 7th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) The bivalent polio vaccine campaign was Sunday launched in two states - Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. Children below five years of age were administered the vaccine, capable ... Read more...

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Pakistan reports first polio case of 2010


January 18th, 2010 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 18 (IANS) The dream of a polio-free Pakistan could not be converted into reality as the country's first case of the disease was confirmed Monday in a nine-month-old child. The ... Read more...

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