a health worker vaccinates Syrian child

Syrian Polio Originated In Pakistan And Is Spreading Across Middle East

By | Mon, 11/11/2013 - 16:58

The World Health Organization announced on Monday that it had traced the polio outbreak in Syria to Pakistan, and that it is spreading throughout the Middle East.


Blast Against Polio Vaccination Workers Kills 2 And Wounds 12 in Pakistan

By | Wed, 10/09/2013 - 17:55

Health workers fighting polio on the front lines have recently become targets of attack in Pakistan.

A health worker marks the finger of a child after administering a polio vaccine at a polio booth in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh January 10, 2010.

UN Pulls Health Workers After Gunmen Kill 8 Over Polio Vaccinations in Pakistan

By | Wed, 12/19/2012 - 15:17

In an unprecedented string of attacks, eight female health workers have been killed by gunmen on motorcycles within 48 hours in Pakistan.

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Contaminated Cough Syrup Kills 16 People in Pakistan

By | Mon, 11/26/2012 - 13:10

At least 16 people have died in Pakistan after taking toxic cough syrup.


Student Shot in the Head Has Bullet Removed Through Nose in Pioneering Surgery

By | Wed, 11/07/2012 - 09:53

A Pakistani student who was shot in the head has had the bullet successfully removed through his nose in a new operation.

Bill Gates

Bill Gates Hopes that Polio Is Eradicated by 2018

By | Fri, 09/28/2012 - 11:59

Software magnate Bill Gates made a speech to the United Nations yesterday, detailing his hope that no child will be paralyzed by 2015 and that the disease will be completely eradicated by 2018.