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Rise in polio cases in Pakistan: Is there a way out?

Experts explain that population movements and "significant vaccine hesitancy" are hindering progress in combating polio.

A health worker administers a polio vaccine to a child in Lahore, Pakistan (K.M. Chaudary/AP Photo/picture alliance )
Published on Jun 21, 2024 02:29 PM IST
By | Posted by Tapatrisha Das

Get your hands dirty: Sewage surveillance is critical for public health in India

Over the years, anti-microbial resistance (AMR) has emerged as a public health threat leading to increased mortality rates.

“Sewage surveillance is essential for knowing the pathogen dynamic in cities.
Published on May 16, 2024 08:30 AM IST

Polio: All you need to know about the viral disease

'Polio Paul' used an iron lung after surviving polio as a child. Children remain at risk in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Despite progress, wild poliovirus persists in Afghanistan and Pakistan while vaccine-derived poliovirus spreads in Africa.(Sarah Poser, Meredith Boyter Newlove/CDC/AP/picture alliance)
Published on Mar 14, 2024 06:37 PM IST
By | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri

Paul Alexander, US author and lawyer who spent life in iron lung, dies at 78

Alexander was forced to live inside the 600-pound metallic structure after being struck by polio at the age of six.

A picture of Paul Alexander shared on the GoFundMe page.
Published on Mar 13, 2024 05:48 PM IST

J&K health worker braves 5 ft snow to administer polio drops. Watch

The video shows the health worker in Jammu and Kashmir trudging through 5 ft snow to administer polio drops to children between the age of 0-5 years.

A health worker with a polio vaccine box walking through deep snow to administer polio drops to children. (X/@airnewsalerts)
Published on Mar 05, 2024 12:09 PM IST
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