Syrian Government Excluded Rebel-Held Region From Polio Vaccination Campaign

By | Tue, 12/17/2013 - 15:41

During the 2012 anti-polio campaign in Syria, the government excluded a rebel-held region from proper vaccination.


Polio Spreads In Syria, But Political Turmoil Slows Vaccination Efforts

By | Tue, 12/03/2013 - 20:13

Despite the Syrian government’s promises to immunize all children under the age of 5, vaccination efforts have stalled due to the war crisis.

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Ukraine At High Risk Of Polio Outbreak Due To Decreasing Rate Of Immunization

By | Fri, 11/15/2013 - 18:12

Due to an ever decreasing rate of immunization, Ukraine is at a high risk of a polio outbreak.

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UN Polio Vaccination Efforts Stalled In Sudan

By | Tue, 11/12/2013 - 14:42

The UN goal of vaccinating Sudanese children has been blocked due to disagreements between the Sudanese government and rebels.

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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.

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Polio Outbreak In Middle East Imperils Europe

By | Thu, 11/07/2013 - 18:30

A public health official in Germany warns that the recent outbreak of polio in Syria (and detection of polio in Israeli sewers) places Europe in danger.


Syrian Officials Promise Vaccinations To Country's Children

By | Mon, 11/04/2013 - 21:36

Syrian officials have promised to deliver vaccinations to the country's children despite rebel occupation of certain territory.

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Syria Polio Outbreak: UN Confirms 10 New Cases

By | Tue, 10/29/2013 - 09:48

The UN has confirmed 10 new cases of polio in Deir al-Zor, Syria.

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WHO Suspects 22 People In Syria Have Polio

By | Thu, 10/24/2013 - 17:56

The World Health Organization suspects at least 22 people of having polio in Syria’s Deir al-Zor province.

Somali boy receives a polio vaccination

Pakistan Polio Outbreak: 11 New Cases Reported

By | Fri, 10/18/2013 - 10:53

A Pakistan polio outbreak includes 11 new cases reported this past week. Health officials point to the Taliban vaccination ban.


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.

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Taliban Now Support Polio Vaccination Campaigns

By | Mon, 05/13/2013 - 16:49

In a turn of face, both the Pakistani and Afghan Taliban are promoting polio vaccinations in their countries.

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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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.