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Islamabad [Pakistan], July 2 (ANI): The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has said in an annual report that almost 40 million children in Pakistan did not receive polio vaccinations between April and June amid the COVID-19 outbreak, when all polio campaigns were suspended.
Updated : 1 month, 1 week ago IST
Islamabad [Pakistan], June 17 (ANI): Amid its inability to stamp out religious extremism, Pakistan has now "indefinitely" suspended its nationwide anti-polio campaign, to protect some 270,000 polio field staff from growing attacks.
New York [US], June 16 (ANI/Xinhua): A senior UN official on Tuesday condemned the killing of five health workers and the wounding of four others carrying out a polio vaccination campaign in Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province.
Nangarhar [Afghanistan], June 15 (ANI): As many as five health workers were killed and four others wounded in five separate shooting incidents during a polio vaccination drive in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province on Tuesday.
Islamabad [Pakistan], June 15 (ANI): Amid Pakistan's inability to stamp out religious extremism, the surging attack on the country's polio vaccine workers is hurting the government's vaccination drive.
Updated : 1 month, 2 weeks ago IST
Islamabad [Pakistan], June 12 (ANI): George Laryea-Adjei, the Regional Director of United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has said there are still hundreds of thousands of 'invisible children' who are susceptible to polio and must be vaccinated.
Islamabad [Pakistan], June 12 (ANI): More efforts are needed to reach the levels of government leadership, drive, and use of real-time data to beat Polio in Pakistan, believed the disease monitoring body of Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI).
Manila [Philippines], June 11 (ANI/Xinhua): The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) hailed the Philippines on Friday for ending the polio outbreak almost two years after the highly infectious disease re-emerged in the Southeast Asian country.
Mardan [Pakistan], June 10 (ANI): Two police officers assigned to protect polio vaccinations workers in the Mardan district of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were shot dead, police said.
Updated : 1 month, 3 weeks ago IST
New Delhi, 03, June 2021 (ANI): Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday slammed the Congress party for its policy on the Polio immunisation programme during its term in power.
Updated : 3 months, 4 weeks ago IST
Geneva [Switzerland], March 31 (ANI): World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday extended condolences to the kin of the polio vaccinators who were killed while on duty in Afghanistan.
Washington [US], March 31 (ANI): American actor Jeremy Strong, widely known for his role in the HBO hit series 'Succession', will essay the role of Dr Jonas Salk, the inventor of the polio vaccine, in the upcoming biographical movie 'Splendid Solution'.