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Philippines vaccinates more than 1.6 million children against polio

Philippines vaccinates more than 1.6 million children against polio

More than 1.6 million children were vaccinated against polio in a two-week immunisation drive in the Philippines, where three cases of the disease have been confirmed since last month ...

Philippines begins mass vaccinations after polio returns

Philippines begins mass vaccinations after polio returns

Parents lined up from sunrise holding sleeping infants as the Philippines launched a campaign on Monday to vaccinate millions of children against polio, which has re-emerged nearly two decades ...

Pakistan launches vaccination drive in push against polio

Pakistan launches vaccination drive in push against polio

More than 270,000 health workers have fanned out across Pakistan in a five-day drive to vaccinate millions of children against polio, officials said on Monday ...

UNICEF, WHO launch polio vaccination campaign in Yemen

UNICEF, WHO launch polio vaccination campaign in Yemen

Aid agencies have launched a polio vaccination campaign in Yemen to inoculate up to five million children under the age of five across the impoverished Arab state ...

Nigeria approves $150 mn World Bank loan to fight polio

Nigeria approves $150 mn World Bank loan to fight polio

Nigeria has approved a $150 million loan from the World Bank to help eradicate polio and scale up immunisation, Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun said on Wednesday.

Pakistan launches countrywide polio eradication drive

Pakistan launches countrywide polio eradication drive

Nearly 260,000 volunteers and workers fanned out across Pakistan in an effort to vaccinate every child below the age of five in a week-long campaign, Pakistan's national coordinator on polio, Mohammad Safdar, said.

Bill Gates predicts end for polio

Bill Gates predicts end for polio

Bill Gates said Wednesday that ‘with any luck’ polio will be eradicated by 2017 in the last two countries where it remains active, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Gunmen attack polio worker in Pakistan

Gunmen attack polio worker in Pakistan

Gunmen shot and wounded a Pakistani polio worker in the eastern city of Lahore yesterday, the latest in a string of attacks against eradication teams in a country that accounts for more than 70 percent of the world’s cases of the virus.