News & Perspective

Jan 03, 2013

Jan 03, 2013

WHO says polio drive must push on despite Pakistan setbacks

(CIDRAP News) – In the wake of recent killings of polio vaccinators in Pakistan, some questions are being raised about the all-out push to eradicate polio, but the World Health Organization (WHO) says the world can't afford to back off on the eradication drive now.

Feb 11, 2013

Feb 11, 2013

Pakistan, Nigeria to tighten security for polio workers

(CIDRAP News) – Health officials in Pakistan and Nigeria recently announced that they would step up security to protect polio vaccination workers in the wake of recent fatal attacks by terrorists in both countries.

Sep 25, 2013

Sep 25, 2013

News Scan for Sep 25, 2013

More polio in Pakistan
Raw cheese E coli outbreak
UN malaria campaign
TB spread in households

Nov 08, 2013

Nov 08, 2013
Map of Syria

Syria's polio outbreak prompts huge Mideast immunization drive

The outbreak has spurred plans to vaccinate 20 million children in seven countries.

Nov 13, 2013

Nov 13, 2013
United Nations flag

Sudan polio vaccination stall gets high-level UN attention

The UN Security Council has been asked to jump-start vaccination efforts.

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