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Pak PM Imran Khan requests Bill Gates for financial support for Afghans

  • Khan thanked the BMGF for its continued support in Pakistan’s fight against polio.
Khan apprised Bill Gates, who is the co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), regarding Pakistan’s and Afghanistan’s efforts to eradicate polio.(Reuters)
Khan apprised Bill Gates, who is the co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), regarding Pakistan’s and Afghanistan’s efforts to eradicate polio.(Reuters)
Published on Oct 06, 2021 05:57 PM IST
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Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

'Spoke with Bill Gates': Imran Khan on Pakistan’s polio eradication program

  • Wild poliovirus currently impacts only two countries in the world-Afghanistan and Pakistan
Imran Khan mentioned that polio cases in Pakistan have come down drastically in one year. REUTERS/Saiyna Bashir(REUTERS)
Imran Khan mentioned that polio cases in Pakistan have come down drastically in one year. REUTERS/Saiyna Bashir(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 24, 2021 04:15 PM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Pakistan suspends polio vaccine drive after attacks on health workers

The anti-polio drive, which was launched in April, was suspended last week after the country's National Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) for polio directed all provinces to halt the drive.
A child being administered a polio drop (For representative purpose only)
A child being administered a polio drop (For representative purpose only)
Published on Jun 17, 2021 08:21 PM IST
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Maharashtra: At least 12 children given sanitiser instead of polio drops

  • After being administered sanitiser drops, the children started vomiting and showed symptoms of uneasiness
India has been free of polio for a decade, with the last case of wild poliovirus reported on January 13, 2011.(ANI | Representational image)
India has been free of polio for a decade, with the last case of wild poliovirus reported on January 13, 2011.(ANI | Representational image)
Updated on Feb 02, 2021 10:42 AM IST
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Nearly 900k children under 5 yrs Vaccinated against polio

Vaccinations were conducted at close to 700,000 booths which were staffed with around 1.2 million vaccinators and 180,000 supervisors across the country.
India has been free of polio for a decade, with the last case of wild poliovirus reported on January 13, 2011.(ANI | Representational image)
India has been free of polio for a decade, with the last case of wild poliovirus reported on January 13, 2011.(ANI | Representational image)
Published on Feb 01, 2021 06:43 AM IST
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Three-day polio vaccination drive to begin from today

India achieved the status of a polio-free country a decade ago; the last case was detected in Howrah in January 13, 2011. The health ministry said that pulse polio immunization will be taken up on January 31, February 1 and 2.
A child being vaccinated for polio in India.(Representative Photo)
A child being vaccinated for polio in India.(Representative Photo)
Updated on Jan 31, 2021 07:27 AM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi

National Polio Immunisation drive to start from January 31: All you need to know

As the vaccination drive is being held amid Covid-19 pandemic, senior citizens are advised not to take children to the immunisation camps.
The National Pulse Polio vaccination drive was affected due to the Covid-19 pandemic last year as well. (HT FILE PHOTO)
The National Pulse Polio vaccination drive was affected due to the Covid-19 pandemic last year as well. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 30, 2021 08:07 AM IST
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'Unforeseen activities': Govt defers national polio immunisation programme

Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan had said on January 8 that polio immunisation will be carried out on January 17, a day after the Covid vaccine rollout.
A child is administered polio vaccine at a booth in Kolkata, India.(AP/ File photo)
A child is administered polio vaccine at a booth in Kolkata, India.(AP/ File photo)
Published on Jan 13, 2021 11:52 AM IST
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Polio immunisation drive in Kerala postponed

On January 8, Union Minister Health Minister Harsh Vardhan had announced a three-day national immunisation drive for polio from January 17 onwards, but the Ministry has postponed it in view of the Covid-19 vaccination drive.
A health worker administers polio vaccine to a child as another marks a child on her finger.(AP)
A health worker administers polio vaccine to a child as another marks a child on her finger.(AP)
Published on Jan 10, 2021 08:17 PM IST
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Polio, BCG infra to power vaccine plan

The universal immunisation programme comes under the health ministry, and covers 25 million children every year, vaccinating them against a range of diseases including measles, polio, and tuberculosis.
The Union health ministry has also written to all states and Union territories to identify people who can be utilised for the mass Covid-19 vaccination drive(AP)
The Union health ministry has also written to all states and Union territories to identify people who can be utilised for the mass Covid-19 vaccination drive(AP)
Updated on Dec 01, 2020 03:58 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By, New Delhi

6-year-old in Jharkhand suspected of polio, samples sent to Kolkata’s IIS

The WHO had declared India polio-free in 2014 following a sustained aggressive programme of administering polio vaccine to newborns across the country by the Central government.
A child being administered pulse polio vaccine drops by an ANM worker.(Representative image/HT PHOTO)
A child being administered pulse polio vaccine drops by an ANM worker.(Representative image/HT PHOTO)
Published on Nov 04, 2020 11:15 AM IST
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Learnings from polio on how to vaccinate 50 million

Most of the potential Covid-19 vaccines will have to be given in two doses to offer protection against infection or reduction in disease severity, which would mean that 400-500 million jabs of the vaccine will have to be given within six months. Is this possible?
A major learning from polio is to be prepared to rapidly dispel misinformation and rumours that may lead to people refusing to get vaccinated.(AP)
A major learning from polio is to be prepared to rapidly dispel misinformation and rumours that may lead to people refusing to get vaccinated.(AP)
Updated on Oct 19, 2020 01:58 AM IST
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In Covid fight, India could learn from polio experience

New research suggests that testing sewage with traces of Sars-Cov-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, could indicate the spread of the disease in a population.
Researchers say environmental surveillance is by no means a replacement for individual case findings.(Parwaz Khan /HT Photo)
Researchers say environmental surveillance is by no means a replacement for individual case findings.(Parwaz Khan /HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 23, 2020 02:58 AM IST
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Hindustan times, Gurugram | ByPrayag Arora-Desai

WHO chief hails India’s step to engage in polio surveillance network to fight Covid-19

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the WHO have initiated a systematic engagement of WHO’s national polio surveillance network and other field staff, for Covid-19 response, WHO said in a statement.
The WHO chief thanked India’s Health Minister Harsh Vardhan for his leadership and engagement with the UN body to fight the global crisis.(AP)
The WHO chief thanked India’s Health Minister Harsh Vardhan for his leadership and engagement with the UN body to fight the global crisis.(AP)
Published on Apr 16, 2020 09:32 AM IST
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Geneva | ByAsian News International

Every drop, step counts: Mumbai students join fight against polio

Students from various colleges in the western suburbs helped the civic body staff administer polio vaccine doses to children below the age of five.
College students across the city joined hands with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Sunday to keep the city free of polio.(Santosh Rawat/HT Photo)
College students across the city joined hands with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Sunday to keep the city free of polio.(Santosh Rawat/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 17, 2019 02:49 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent

India was the turning point in the fight against Polio

India’s success in eradicating polio has provided technical guidance for eradication efforts in the world’s three remaining endemic countries – Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria.
The fifth anniversary of a polio-free south east Asia is an opportunity to reflect on lessons learned and the progress we have made globally over the last five years.(AFP)
The fifth anniversary of a polio-free south east Asia is an opportunity to reflect on lessons learned and the progress we have made globally over the last five years.(AFP)
Updated on Apr 04, 2019 10:41 AM IST
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Tainted polio drop found in oral vaccine supplied by Ghaziabad pharma firm, one held

As the vaccine is part of the government’s universal immunisation programme, the ministry has issued directions for the immediate withdrawal of this particular manufacturer’s vaccine.
Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation officials lodged an FIR with the Kavi Nagar police station.(HT File Photo)
Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation officials lodged an FIR with the Kavi Nagar police station.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 29, 2018 07:25 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad/New Delhi | ByPeeyush Khandelwal and Rhythma Kaul

Scientists develop novel one-shot vaccine for polio

MIT scientists have developed a new nanoparticle vaccine that could assist efforts to eradicate polio worldwide. The vaccine, which delivers multiple doses in just one injection, could make it easier to immunise children in countries where the disease is still found.
A WHO official said 4,64,865 children have been administered vaccination in the last four years at Nepal border entry points.(HT File Photo)
A WHO official said 4,64,865 children have been administered vaccination in the last four years at Nepal border entry points.(HT File Photo)
Published on May 22, 2018 06:33 PM IST
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