Ethiopia: Ethiopia Launches the First Ever nOPV2 Vaccination Campaign Alongside Commemoration of World Polio Day
[WHO-AFRO] On 22 October 2021, Ethiopia launched a polio vaccination campaign with type 2 novel oral polio vaccine (nOPV2) targeting over 17 million under-five children aiming to end the circulation of vaccine-derived poliovirus. The campaign was officially launched by the Ministry of Health and polio partners in Hawassa, Sidama, alongside the commemoration of World Polio Day with the theme, "One Day. One Focus: Ending Polio: Delivering on the promise of a polio-free world". (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 27, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Joint Statement By WHO-Unicef-Rotary On World Polio Day
[WHO-AFRO] Today, as the world commemorates World Polio Day with the theme, "One Day. One Focus: Ending Polio - delivering on our promise of a polio-free world!", and Ethiopia launches a nationwide polio vaccination (nOPV2) campaign, we - the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and ROTARY - reaffirm our commitment to continue delivering on our promise of a polio-free world for current and future generations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 27, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Govt Sets Date for Mass Polio Vaccination
[Monitor] The Ministry of Health has said the mass vaccination for children aged five and below against the deadly strain of poliovirus circulating in the country will be done in December. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Pursuing the Endgame - Novel Polio Vaccine Rollout in Africa
[WHO-AFRO] Brazzaville -- In November 2020, the novel Oral Polio Vaccine type 2 (nOPV2) became the first vaccine to be authorized under the WHO Emergency Use Listing. The vaccine has since been rolled out for limited initial use in countries to tackle vaccine-derived poliovirus. Dr Richelot Ayangma, Medical Officer and nOPV2 Focal Point at the WHO Regional Office for Africa explains the vital role of the vaccine in ending all forms of polio and what countries must do to ensure effective vaccination campaigns. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Osun State Targets Over One Million Children for Vaccination Against Polio
[WHO-AFRO] Osogbo -- As a health worker and Local Immunization Officer in Ilesha West Local Government Area (LGA), Osun State, Mrs Toyin Ajewole has seen first-hand effects of a child not being vaccinated. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Over 80 Million Reached As Africa Trailblazes Novel Polio Vaccine
[WHO-AFRO] Brazzaville -- More than 80 million children have been vaccinated with the novel oral polio vaccine type 2 (nOPV2) in six countries in Africa, the world's first region to rollout of the vaccine just months after the World Health Organization (WHO) gave it Emergency Use Listing status in November 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Cross River State Leverages Polio Campaign Structure to Integrate Covid-19 Vaccination
[WHO-AFRO] Bassey Eyo, a mother of three, living in Cross River State was delighted that she and her child could receive the COVID-19 vaccine and the novel Oral Polio Vaccine (nOPV2) respectively at a health center in Big Qua. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 22, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Govt Receives 10 Million Doses of Polio Vaccines
[Monitor] The country yesterday received 10,997,500 doses of polio vaccines to tame the spread of the potentially deadly strain of poliovirus circulating in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Taliban agree to new polio vaccination across Afghanistan
U.N. agencies say Afghanistan's Taliban rulers have agreed to a nationwide polio vaccination campaign for the first time in three years (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Afghanistan: Taliban agrees to door-to-door polio vaccine drive
Zalmay Khalilzad had been under pressure since the collapse of the Afghan government and the Taliban’s takeover.Afghanistan: Taliban... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taliban backs WHO polio vaccination campaign across Afghanistan next month
The decision by the Taliban leadership to support the resumption of house-to-house polio vaccination across Afghanistan has been welcomed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Africa: UN Honours Henrietta Lacks, Whose Cells Transformed Medical Research Worldwide
[UN News] For the past seven decades, the cells of Henrietta Lacks, a Black American woman who died of cervical cancer, have saved countless lives, and made numerous scientific breakthroughs possible, such as the human papillomavirus and polio vaccines, drugs for HIV treatment, together with cancer and COVID-19 research. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UN honours  Henrietta Lacks, whose cells transformed medical research worldwide 
For the past seven decades, the cells of Henrietta Lacks, a Black American woman who died of cervical cancer, have saved countless lives, and made numerous scientific breakthroughs possible, such as the human papillomavirus and polio vaccines, drugs for HIV treatment, together with cancer and COVID-19 research.    (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

High-level engagement sustained during session on polio at the Sixty-eighth session of the ...
13 October 2021 The third meeting of the Regional Subcommittee for Polio Eradication and Outbreaks took place on Tuesday 12 October as part of the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region’s Sixty-eighth session of the Regional Committee. Dr Hala Zayed, Minister of Health and Population, Egypt, and Co-Chair for the Subcommittee, reported back to Member States on the key achievements of the Subcommittee and progress made in 2021 on polio eradication in the Region. The Subcommittee first convened in March and has since attracted increasingly sustained, high-level participation from key regional leaders and global stakeholders,...
Source: WHO EMRO News - October 13, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Progress Toward Poliomyelitis Eradication - Pakistan, January 2020-July 2021
This report describes Pakistan's progress toward polio eradication during January 2020-July 2021. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - September 30, 2021 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Polio (poliomyelitis) Polio Vaccination Source Type: news

Nigeria: States in the Northwest Keep Pressure On Vaccine-Derived Polio
[WHO-AFRO] On 25 August 2021, African countries marked one-year anniversary of Polio certification. Programme managers, health workers and polio survivors in Nigeria also celebrated the wild polio- free status in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

CDC unveils Orwellian terminology change: "Vaccinated" will no longer include the term "immunity"
(Natural News) Long-time readers know we aren’t big fans of vaccines here, but that said, the reason they were developed in the first place was to provide people with an immunity from whatever disease the vaccine was intended to address and treat. That’s not speculation and it’s not a conspiracy theory: Vaccines for polio, chicken pox,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fauci: DeSantis Wrong to Say Vaccines Just a Personal Choice Fauci: DeSantis Wrong to Say Vaccines Just a Personal Choice
Vaccines have been the solution to major public health emergencies in the past, Dr Anthony Fauci said, including smallpox, polio, and measles. But they rely on wide public adoption to work.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - September 8, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Nigeria: 121 Cases of Vaccine-Derived Polio Virus Recorded in Nigeria - Govt
[Daily Trust] The National primary Healthcare Development Agency says about 121 cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 have been recorded across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Seeks Rotary Club's Support in Polio Vaccination Drive
[This Day] President Muhammadu Buhari has emphasised that the federal government will continue to draw from the expertise, partnership and consistency learnt from the eradication of Polio in the country to strengthen the health sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Messenger RNA - How It Works in Nature and in Making Vaccines
[The Conversation Africa] Vaccines have long been an integral part of public health programmes around the world, reducing the spread and severity of infectious diseases. The success of immunisation strategies to protect children from diseases like polio, hepatitis B, and measles, and adults from influenza and pneumococcal disease, can be seen globally. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New Polio-like "Multi-system Inflammatory Syndrome for Children" (MIS-C) could be created by injecting Covid spike protein vaccines into children, paralyzing their arms and legs
(Natural News) In October of 2020, just under a year ago, the FDA was briefed on a long list of more than 20 severe adverse events and side effects, including deathly diseases and debilitating disorders, that would result from Covid spike protein injections. Remember, the first Covid vaccines were not given until December 2020, in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I Was Nervous About Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine While Pregnant. Here ’s What Convinced Me to Do It
In March, when President Biden announced that COVID-19 vaccines would soon be available to all Americans, my husband and I decided to press pause on the whole maybe-getting-pregnant-soon thing. We would get our vaccines first, have a Hot Vaxxed Summer full of booze and parties, and then go back to the kids question once we had shaken off the COVID cobwebs. Lucky for us, it was too late: it turned out I was already pregnant. I was thrilled, but also anxious. I had been all-in on getting the vaccine; getting it while pregnant was a different story. At the time, the CDC had not yet issued a full-throated recommendation that ...
Source: TIME: Health - September 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlotte Alter Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate uspoliticspolicy Source Type: news

Recognizing National Immunization Awareness Month
Vaccines have played a critical role in reducing the spread of, and in some cases, eliminating the threat of many devastating infectious diseases. They are often cited as second only toclean drinking water in leading to some of the most impactful public health advances in history, including the eradication ofsmallpox globally andmeasles, rubella and polio in the U.S. Vaccine development has further advanced the study of human health including our understanding of human beings ’ own immune system. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - August 31, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Richard Moscicki, M.D. Tags: Research and Development Cancer Vaccines Coronavirus Source Type: news

Fauci:'Good Idea' to Implement School Vaccine Mandates Fauci:'Good Idea' to Implement School Vaccine Mandates
"We've done this for decades and decades, requiring polio, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis," he added."So this would not be something new, requiring vaccinations for children to come to school."WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - August 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone Safeguards Children With New Vaccine Against Polio
[WHO-AFRO] A sub-national polio immunization campaign starts today in Sierra Leone to protect an estimated 520,000 children under five years of age using the novel Oral Polio vaccine. The campaign will run for four days and will be implemented by national and district teams and frontline health workers that will go house to house in three districts - Tonkolili, Western Area Urban and Western Area Rural districts - to immunize eligible children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: African Countries Commit to Ending All Forms of Polio
[UN News] Although the African Region was certified free of wild poliovirus one year ago, after four years without a case, outbreaks of a vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV) is spreading throughout communities where too few children have received the polio vaccine, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 27, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: 'Our Shared Objective is to Stop All Polioviruses by 2023'
[VOA] Nairobi, Kenya -- African countries have committed to ending all forms of polio after cases of vaccine-derived polio increased last year, partly because of disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, Africa had been declared free of the wild poliovirus, after four years without a single case. But a variant has since returned in communities where not enough children have received the vaccine against it. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 27, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

African countries commit to ending all forms of polio  
Although the African Region was certified free of wild poliovirus one year ago, after four years without a case, outbreaks of a vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV) is spreading throughout communities where too few children have received the polio vaccine, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - August 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Duke oncology spin-out raises stakes for cancer treatment based on polio vaccine
The pieces are starting to fall into place at a Duke University spin-out studying how technology derived from a polio vaccine might cure hard-to-treat cancers. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lauren Ohnesorge Source Type: news

Duke oncology spin-out raises stakes for polio-based cancer treatment
The pieces are starting to fall into place at a Duke University spin-out studying how technology derived from a polio vaccine might cure hard-to-treat cancers. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lauren Ohnesorge Source Type: news

Africa: Countries Gear Up to Kick All Forms of Polio Out of Africa, Once and for All!
[The Point] To rapidly and sustainably stop outbreaks of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) in African countries, a modified vaccine, known as novel oral polio vaccine type 2 (nOPV2) is now being rolled out. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Statement of the Twenty-Ninth Polio Ihr Emergency Committee
[WHO] The twenty-ninth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) on the international spread of poliovirus was convened by the WHO Director-General on 4 August 2021 with committee members and advisers attending via video conference, supported by the WHO Secretariat. The Emergency Committee reviewed the data on wild poliovirus (WPV1) and circulating vaccine derived polioviruses (cVDPV). The following IHR States Parties provided an update at the video conference on (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Polio Immunisation to Kick-Off in October
[Monitor] The Ministry of Health has said mass polio vaccination is the only way to evade major outbreak and shield children from the crippling disease in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Polio Resurfaces in Adamawa
[Daily Trust] The Adamawa State Government has confirmed the re-emergence and detection of circulating Vaccine Derived Poliovirus, type 2 case in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Dr. Mikovits: SARS-CoV-2 is actually a lab-made monkey cell virus, readily deployed through the flu, MMR and polio vaccine supply
(Natural News) Dr. Judy Mikovits was recently interviewed on Brighteon Conversations, and she did not hold back unveiling the real causes of transfection behind SARS-CoV-2 and the scientific fraud that was used to promote a pandemic and suppress people’s immune systems. Dr. Mikovits was formerly a government virologist who purified and studied viruses. She created... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could COVID Be Eradicated Someday? Maybe, Experts Say
TUESDAY, Aug. 10, 2021 -- Could COVID-19 one day go the way of smallpox and polio? New research suggests it might be possible to beat the coronavirus with high vaccination rates and rapid responses to immunity-evading variants, the study authors... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 10, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Nigeria: Abia State Vaccinates Over One Million Children During Second Round of Outbreak Response
[WHO-AFRO] Abia State located in the south east geopolitical zone, has vaccinated over one million children with the novel oral polio vaccine 2 (nOPV2) in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and other partners during the second outbreak vaccination response campaign. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Global eradication of COVID-19 more feasible than for polio: Analysis
However, they said, the main challenges lie in securing sufficiently high vaccine coverage and respond quickly enough to immune-escape variants of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Get Your Children Vaccinated Against Polio, Edo Begs Parents
[Daily Trust] The Edo State Government has appealed to residents in the state to get their children immunise with the Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) to guarantee full protection against Polio Mellitus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 2, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pakistani police say polio team attacked, policeman killed
Pakistani police say gunmen have shot and killed a police officer assigned to protect a polio vaccination team in the country's northwest (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Africa: COVID-19 Widens Routine Immunization Gaps in Africa
[WHO-AFRO] Brazzaville -- Around 7.7 million African children missed out on vital first doses of Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis, Measles and Polio vaccines in 2020. The nearly 10% rise in missed vaccinations on the previous year in Africa was driven by disruptions to health services by the COVID-19 pandemic, new data by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and World health Organization (WHO) show. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 30, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

European Duplicity Undermines Anti-Pandemic Efforts
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 20 2021 (IPS) Despite facing the world’s worst pandemic of the last century, rich countries in the World Trade Organization (WTO) have blocked efforts to enable more affordable access to the means to fight the pandemic. Everyone knows access for all to the means for testing, treatment and prevention – including diagnostic tests, therapeutic medicines, personal protective equipment and vaccines – is crucial. Anis ChowdhuryEuropean deceit In October 2020, South Africa and India requested the WTO to temporarily suspend relevant provisions...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Jomo Kwame Sundaram & Anis Chowdhury Source Type: news

Fauci says polio would still exist in the US if the 'false information' currently being spread existed decades ago
If the health misinformation currently spreading regarding coronavirus vaccines existed during the days of polio, it would have never... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mandatory COVID-19 vaccines at LOCAL LEVEL just around the corner; fake and falsified "Full FDA Approval" vaccines just months away
(Natural News) If there has ever been more fake research, skewed statistics, falsified data, and manipulated “conclusions” published for any medicine than there has been for vaccines, please let it be known. From the fake polio vaccine to the mercury-loaded flu shots, more health detriment comes from inoculations than any other form of “medication,” thanks... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Stop New Polio Infections Now
[Daily Trust] There are growing health concerns in the country over the recent outbreak of circulating Vaccine Derived Poliovirus Type 2 (cVDPV2) in 13 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr Faisal Shuaib, announced on Monday, July 5, that the country is witnessing a cVDPV2 outbreak in Abia, Bayelsa, Borno, Delta, FCT, Jigawa, Kano, Kebbi, Lagos, Niger, Rivers, Sokoto, Yobe and Zamfara states. Of great concern is the fact (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - July 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Eritrea: Successful Anti-Polio Vaccination Program
[Shabait] Asmara, 05 July 2021- The Ministry of Health reported that the polio vaccination program conducted across the country from 23 to 27 June to control the prevalence of the virus that has been detected in neighboring countries has been successful. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - July 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Raises the Alarm Over Poliovirus Outbreak in FCT, 13 States
[This Day] About a year after the World Health Organisation (WHO) certified Nigeria polio-free, the federal government yesterday announced an outbreak of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) in 13 states. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Nurse Rashid Abdi's Selfless Act Warms Hearts of Kenyans
[Nation] A day before the launch of last month's polio vaccination campaign for children under five years in 13 high-risk counties, a nurse at a dispensary in remote Iresaboru, Isiolo County, was pictured wading through floodwaters while holding a cold box containing vaccines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - June 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Covid infections cause vaccines for childhood diseases including measles to plummet in use
CHILDHOOD vaccines for illnesses including measles, typhoid, polio and diphtheria have plummeted across the world during the Covid crisis. Medics warned that while all focus was on coronavirus, established and deadly diseases could be gaining a foothold because inoculation programmes have been halted. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news