POLIO VACCINATION

  • Google thanks Jonas Salk for the polio vaccine with a birth centenary doodle October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Dr Jonas Salk is standing on a street with cheerful children playing around him. Two kids hold up a placard saying, "Thank you Dr Salk", in the Google doodle commemorating the birth centenary of the person credited with developing the first effective polio vaccine. The American physician, virologist, and...
  • Countries should remain vigilant against polio: WHO October 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Despite the victory over polio, Southeast Asian countries should remain vigilant against the crippling virus, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. Ahead of World Polio Day on October 24, WHO regional director for South-East Asia Poonam Khetrapal-Singh said, "World Polio Day is a reminder of our monumental victory...
  • Pakistan: Polio vaccine a must for exit travellers May 14, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan will require all travellers leaving the country to obtain a polio vaccination from June 1, 2014, the health ministry said on Tuesday. A statement from the ministry said the restrictions comply with a decision by the World Health Organisation advising travellers of all ages to be vaccinated by next...
  • Infant dies after being given polio drops, probe ordered February 23, 2014

    A six-month-old boy on Sunday died of suspected polio drop at Itunda village in Bhilwara district, a senior health official said. Quoting preliminary report, district Chief Medical Officer Mushtaq Khan said that Mohit Raigar first convulsed white bubbles immediately after taking suspected polio drop, and later he collapsed. Block Development Officer of...
  • Pakistan: 2 killed after a bomb explodes near polio vaccination team in Peshawar October 7, 2013

    A bomb that exploded near a polio vaccination team in the volatile northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Monday killed at least two people, and possibly as many as six, police said, the latest in a string of attacks against health workers. Islamist violence has been on the rise in Pakistan,...
  • Pakistani Taliban willing to back polio vaccination April 13, 2013

    Islamabad: The Pakistani Taliban has said they will back the government's polio vaccination program if they are guaranteed it will not be used to mask a US espionage campaign. "We're not opposed to any vaccination if we are convinced that the dose for polio is allowed by Islam and that espionage...
  • Pakistan: Five women aid workers shot dead January 1, 2013

    Peshawar: Gunmen ambushed and shot dead five Pakistani women aid workers and a male colleague on January 1, police said. Their vehicle was raked with gunfire as they returned home from work at a children's community centre run by Pakistani charity Ujala, or Light, said district police officer Abdur Rashid...
  • Crossborder polio spread a threat to India June 19, 2012

    New Delhi/Mumbai: India has been polio free for over a year. But the big danger now is a crossborder threat. Pakistan is seeing a sudden surge of new polio cases with the Taliban blocking the Polio vaccination drive in Waziristan. There have been no polio cases detected in India for...
  • Hyderabad foundation gets grant for polio vaccine May 10, 2012

    Hyderabad: Ella Foundation has won a $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a virus against polio after the phasing out of the oral poliovirus (OPV) vaccine, the Hyderabadbased scientific research group said on Thursday. "Such a vaccine could carry the beneficial effects...
  • Rumour sparks polio vaccine panic in Bangalore December 23, 2008

    Bangalore: Rumours mongering sparked panic in Bangalore. A local TV channel reported that a child had died after being given polio drops at a government hospital. Worried parents rushed to get their children checked following rumours of a child's death after administration of polio drops. The rumour spread like wildfire and...
  • World polio day: Paraolympics shooter makes India proud October 24, 2008

    New Delhi: It is World Polio Day today, and what could be a better day than today to celebrate the achievements of the victims of this crippling disease. Naresh Sharma, a polio victim is an Olympic shooter who has been making the country proud for more than...