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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 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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A million Pakistani kids to get anti-polio drops


July 16th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 16 (IANS) Pakistan will administer anti-polio vaccine to nearly one million children in the militancy-hit tribal regions during a three-day national immunization campaign starting Monday, said officials.Janbaz ... Read more...

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Pakistani Taliban bans polio vaccination


June 17th, 2012 - 3:13 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 17 (IANS) Taliban militants have banned a polio vaccination programme in Pakistan over US drone attacks.The ban will adversely impact the already deteriorating health condition in North ... Read more...

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US senator introduces bill to stop Pakistan aid (Lead)


June 5th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 5 (IANS) An American lawmaker has introduced a bill in the Senate, seeking to eliminate foreign aid to Pakistan until the conviction of Shakil Afridi, the physician ... Read more...

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Osama killing: US awaiting clarification on Pakistani doctor


June 5th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 5 (IANS) The US State Department says it is still awaiting a clarification from Pakistan on Shakeel Afridi, the doctor held by Islamabad for helping the ... 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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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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Bank accounts of doctor who helped track Osama sealed


February 25th, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 25 (IANS) The bank accounts of the Pakistani doctor who, on the CIA's directions, allegedly helped conduct a fake polio campaign to track down Osama bin Laden have ... 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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Over 17 crore kids get polio vaccine


February 19th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Seventeeen crore children aged under five were immunised Sunday in a natiowide polio vaccination campaign in India, which did not report even a single ... Read more...

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Bachchans give huge fillip to the ‘girl child’ in India


November 23rd, 2011 - 8:52 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Son preference is a well-documented phenomenon in India, with a report saying an estimated 500,000 female foetuses are aborted in the country every year. ... Read more...

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Government to launch nutrition campaign


November 14th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The government will soon launch a campaign to promote nutrition on the lines of the polio vaccination programme, an official said Monday."Nutrition is a major ... 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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Azad meets Bill, Melinda Gates


March 22nd, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Tuesday met software billionaire Bill Gates and wife Melinda, and urged them to continue their support for the fourth phase ... Read more...

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Bill, Melinda Gates meet Health Minister Azad, discuss issues relating to polio vaccination


March 22nd, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 22 (ANI): Software billionaire Bill Gates and his wife Melinda, who co-chair the international philanthropic organisation Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, called on Union Health and Family Welfare Minister ... Read more...

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In Uttar Pradesh bylanes, children help fight polio


February 3rd, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 3 (IANS) On any polio immunisation day, eight-year-old Ayad Hussain wakes up early, finishes his breakfast and by 7 a.m., along with a dozen other children, ... 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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Vaccine for deadly meningitis strain in offing


December 26th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 26 (IANS) A vaccine against the deadly meningitis B - the strain against which there is currently no defence - may be available next year.Experts predict it will dramatically cut ... Read more...

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Hands crippled by polio, girl writes exam with pen in mouth


March 1st, 2010 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 1 (IANS) Nasima Khatun, 16, cannot hold a pen in her hands and write. A polio attack when she was five has left her hands crippled. But she has appeared ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama inaugurates polio vaccination drive


January 10th, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Bodh Gaya, Jan 10(ANI): Tibetan spiritual leader and Nobel laureate the Dalai Lama kicked off polio eradication drive here on Sunday.The leader launched the programme by administering anti-polio drops to infants.Addressing ... Read more...

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From rat-eaters to flag bearers of Bihar’s anti-polio drive (With Images)


December 7th, 2009 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma Saharsa (Bihar), Dec 7 (IANS) For years the Musahars have been looked down upon for being rat-eaters. Deprived, illiterate and often completely untouched by health initiatives, this very community is ... Read more...

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79 families refuse polio vaccination in Bihar


October 7th, 2009 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Oct 7 (IANS) At least 79 families here have refused to vaccinate their children against polio claiming it causes impotency, officials said Wednesday. "A total of 79 families have refused to vaccinate ... Read more...

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No civic amenities, no polio drops: Uttar Pradesh villagers


October 6th, 2009 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 6 (IANS) Angry with the administration for the apathy towards their complaints on poor civic conditions, residents of two Uttar Pradesh villages decided to protest by boycotting the ongoing pulse ... Read more...

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Village boycotts polio campaign to protest civic conditions


June 5th, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 5 (IANS) Residents of a Muslim-dominated village in Uttar Pradesh are boycotting the ongoing pulse polio vaccination campaign to protest the authorities' indifference to poor civic conditions in their area. Residents ... Read more...

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Taliban disrupts polio campaign in Hangu


April 14th, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Hangu (NWFP), Apr. 14 (ANI): The Taliban has stopped the polio vaccination drive in Hangu region by threatening to kidnap health officials if they go ahead with the campaign."Armed Taliban ... Read more...

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Taliban blocking UN polio treatment in Swat Valley


March 27th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad/Mingora, Mar.27 (ANI): The Taliban is preventing UN officials from promoting polio treatment in northern Pakistan, triggering a medical emergency in the area.Taliban militants in the former tourist destination of Swat ... Read more...

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Taliban ask NGOs to get out from Swat


March 23rd, 2009 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Mar.23 (ANI): The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has virtually imposed a ban on all the non-governmental organizations (NGO) working in the Swat Valley, as it has asked them to leave the ... Read more...

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Poor boycott polio vaccine — over kerosene


November 22nd, 2008 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 22 (IANS) Parents of over 100 infants in Bihar's Samastipur district have boycotted a polio vaccination drive in protest against the non-supply of subsidised kerosene to them for six months.A ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s anti-polio campaign eats up funds, not virus


October 2nd, 2008 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 2 (IANS) Despite a polio vaccination campaign that has been going on for 14 years, authorities in Pakistan have failed to control the polio virus. Eleven new cases have been ... Read more...

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Pneumonia vaccine useless, increases asthma risk: WHO


September 7th, 2008 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Raising questions over India's decision to include a new pneumonia vaccine in the national immunisation programme, a report in a WHO bulletin has said the vaccine has ... Read more...

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Taliban insurgents seize girls’ school in Pakistan


July 9th, 2008 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 9 (IANS) Taliban insurgents have occupied a girls' school and a dispensary in Pakistan's Bajaur tribal region bordering Afghanistan, IRNA news agency reported. An official said Taliban insurgents took control ... Read more...

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No visa for Haj without vaccinations: Saudi Arabia


June 17th, 2008 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, June 17 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has made it mandatory for all Haj and Umrah pilgrims from across the world to take vaccinations against such endemic diseases as meningitis, yellow fever and ... Read more...

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Highly infectious polio strain re-appears in Uttar Pradesh


June 12th, 2008 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 12 (IANS) The oral polio vaccination drive has been advanced by the Uttar Pradesh government after a girl in the state's Badaun district was infected with a highly infectious polio ... Read more...

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Swat is newest front line in the battle between Islamic militants: NYT


November 14th, 2007 - 8:18 am ICT by admin
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