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Global Routine Vaccination Coverage, 2016
Global coverage with the third dose of diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and pertussis-containing vaccine, the third dose of polio vaccine, and first dose of measles. Among new or underused vaccines, global coverage increased during 2010-2016 for completed vaccine series against rotavirus (8% to 25%), Streptococcus pneumoniae (11% to 42%), rubella (35% to 47%), Haemophilus influenzae type B (42% to 70%) and hepatitis B vaccine (74% to 84%). containing vaccine coverage has remained unchanged at 84%-86% since 2010. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vaccines are now the vehicle for perpetuating diseases that would otherwise have been eradicated
(Natural News) In a new video, Natural News founding editor and longtime vaccine whistle-blower Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, warns about a phenomenon known as vaccine-induced polio. While the wild polio virus has became rare throughout the world, Adams explains that some vaccines aren’t fully attenuated/weakened, which means some doses contain the live virus. This can result... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aid Groups Condemn Yemen Blockade, Warn of ‘Catastrophic’ Famine
Fatima Shooie sits between her 85-year-old mother and 22-year-old daughter who are both receiving treatment for cholera at a crowded hospital in Sana’a. Credit: WHO/S. HasanBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Nov 10 2017 (IPS)If aid deliveries are not resumed, Yemen will experience the worst famine the world has seen in recent decades.Earlier this week, Saudi Arabia closed all land, air, and sea ports in Yemen after Houthi rebels fired a missile at Riyadh.Though the Saudi-led coalition reopened the southern port Aden, humanitarian officials have warned of a famine and health crisis if other entry points remain sh...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Middle East & North Africa Famine OCHA Saudi Arabia Yemen Source Type: news

Meet the Heroic Animals That Went Into Space Before Humans
The First Space Pioneers Bettmann Archive Animals were every bit as heroic as the first human astronauts By Jeffrey Kluger Animals have long been the science community’s shock troops—the first to hit the beaches when a new frontier of knowledge is being claimed. Those soldiers hardly volunteered for the misison: The thousands of monkeys and mice that were used as test subjects for Jonas Salk’s first polio vaccine were conscripted for the job, whether they wanted to do it or not. That doesn’t diminish their profound contribution to scientific knowledge—indeed, it enlarges it. The same is tru...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Time Tags: animals belka ham Laika NASA space strelka Source Type: news

Vaccination Coverage Among Children Aged 19-35 Months - United States, 2016
Coverage with most recommended vaccines remained stable and high in 2016; coverage was ≥90% for polio, measles, mumps, and rubella, varicella, and hepatitis B vaccines, and lowest (61%-74%) for hepatitis A, the birth dose of hepatitis B, and rotavirus vaccines, and the combined 7-vaccine series. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Taraba, Unicef Task Media On Measles Vaccination
[Guardian] Jalingo -The dream of halting Measles, polio and other child killer diseases from resurrecting its ugly head in Taraba state, media practitioners, as opined by the leadership of the State Primary Health Care Developed Agency and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) must educate the people on the adverse effects of rejecting the vaccines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Bill Gates predicts end of polio this year
Billionaire Bill Gates said in his annual letter that polio will be eradicated by the end of the year. The deadly infectious disease has no treatment but can be prevented through vaccinations. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria:Vaccination Scare Can Hamper Fight Against Polio, Warns Rotary
[This Day] Awka -Rotary Club International has expressed fear that the recent vaccination scare in parts of the country was capable of affecting the achievements already registered by the club in the fight for the eradication of polio in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 26, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa:Vaccinate Your Child Against Polio
[SAnews.gov.za] Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, has called on parents and caregivers to have every child under the age of five years vaccinated against polio. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Polio - Optimism As Nigeria Edges Towards Elimination
[Vanguard] With just 11 confirmed polio cases so far in 2017, the world is on the brink of eradicating polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralysed hundreds of thousands of children each year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Rotarians Vaccinate Children in Polio Campaign
[Guardian] The Rotary Club of Lagos Island, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the Lekki Local Council primary health centre marked the World Polio Day yesterday at market places, sensitizing the public on the importance of vaccination, towards achieving a polio-free world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:Africa On Verge of Eradicating Polio - WHO
[Guardian] Africa is on the verge of eradicating polio if the current momentum is sustained through improved surveillance, vaccination and public awareness, a WHO official said on Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:World Polio Day - Community Health Research Initiative (CHR) continues Pan African campaign to demand accountability for Immunization
[CHR] Abuja, Nigeria -African organizations in over ten countries join hundreds of others across the world calling for continued vigilance on polio. Polio cases have been reduced by 99.9% worldwide since 1988. Fewer than 40 cases worldwide were reported for all of 2016, thanks to the 10 billion doses of oral polio vaccine that have been administered since 2000. So far, 2017 has seen the lowest case count in recorded history, but the job is not done yet. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 24, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:'Killer Injection' Rumour - 13,502 Children Reject Polio Vaccination in Potiskum
[Daily Trust] The World Health Organization (WHO) has said 13,502 children have rejected being administered polio vaccine in Potiskum Local Government Area of Yobe State after a rumour of 'killer injection' circulated in Yobe State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 24, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

ROTARY International argues that vaccine-derived polio, caused by polio vaccines, is somehow caused by NOT ENOUGH children being vaccinated
(Natural News) In a superior example of the circular “logic” of mainstream medicine, Rotary International has announced that a recent polio outbreak in Syria, caused by the polio vaccine itself, could have been averted if more kids had been vaccinated. That’s right: The polio vaccine is giving kids polio, so we should be sure to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global Health: The Long War on Polio, as Recalled by Its Generals
“ Coffee With Polio Experts ” videos may be amateurish, but they are full of insights explaining why polio eradication has been such a struggle. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Poliomyelitis Vaccination and Immunization World Health Organization Source Type: news

Nigeria:Monkeypox - Gwagwalada Residents Reject Polio Vaccine for Children
[Premium Times] Some residents of Gwagwalada Area Council of FCT, have prevented their children from receiving polio vaccine being administered on children in the ongoing immunisation in the Territory. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 18, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Violence, insecurity, and the risk of polio: a systematic analysis - Guarino K, Voorman A, Gasteen M, Stewart D, Wenger J.
BACKGROUND: Since the introduction of polio vaccines in the 1950's and 60's, eradication of poliovirus from the world has been technically feasible. Progress towards this goal, however, has been uneven and influenced by social and political factors that ch... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

WHO says attack on Syria vaccine store leaves children at risk
LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization said on Friday it had received reports of an attack on medical facilities in eastern Syria that had destroyed a store containing more than 130,000 vaccine doses against measles and polio. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Study: West ’s device aids in dose-sparing administration of polio vaccine
West Pharmaceutical Services (NYSE:WST) touted results today from a study showing that its ID Adapter can improve the intradermal administration of polio vaccines. The study, published in the journal Vaccine, evaluated the feasibility of using a fractional inactivated polio virus vaccine in remote locations where polio outbreaks continue to be of serious concern to public health officials. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Study: West’s device aids in dose-sparing administration of polio vaccine appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - October 10, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Wall Street Beat West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. Source Type: news

Novel patch can better deliver polio vaccines: Study
Kendall said,"ease of administration, coupled with dose reduction observed in this study suggests that the Nanopatch could facilitate inexpensive vaccination of inactivated poliovirus vaccines." (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Polio BREAKTHROUGH – new vaccine patch could see an END to fatal disease
A “breakthrough” polio vaccine patch could kickstart mass vaccination campaigns, researchers said. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nanopatch tops needles, syringes as delivery system for polio vaccine in animal study
A microscopic vaccine delivery platform developed by researchers at the University of Queensland has proven a more effective way to deliver a polio virus vaccine compared to needles and syringes in an animal model. “Polio was one of the most dreaded childhood diseases of the 20th century, resulting in limb disfigurement and irreversible paralysis in tens of millions of cases,” Paul Young, head of UQ’s school of chemistry & molecular biosciences, said in prepared remarks. “This most recent study showed the Nanopatch enhanced responses to all three types of inactivate...
Source: Mass Device - October 5, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Research & Development universityofqueensland Source Type: news

Philanthropists Join Forces to Fund Africa ’s Cash-Strapped Health Sector
Tristate Heart and Vascular Centre in Nigeria. Credit: Tristate Heart and Vascular CentreBy Pavithra Rao, Africa Renewal*NEW YORK, Sep 28 2017 (IPS)In the 2017 World Happiness Report by Gallup, African countries score poorly. Of the 150 countries on the list, the Central African Republic, Tanzania and Burundi rank as the unhappiest countries in the world. Some of the factors driving unhappiness are the poor state of the continent’s health care systems, the persistence of HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, and the growth of lifestyle diseases such as hypertension, heart disease and diabetes.Few African countries make...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Pavithra Rao Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Pakistan kicks off nationwide polio drive, citing success
Pakistan has launched its first nationwide polio vaccination drive, aiming to reach tens of millions of children while citing success in previous campaigns (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

An Australian Tobacco Plant May Help Us Finally Eliminate Polio
It could lead to a less-risky polio vaccine that doesn't require the actual virus to work. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An Australian Tobacco Plant May Help Us Finally Eliminate Polio
It could lead to a less-risky polio vaccine that doesn't require the actual virus to work. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 13, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

An Australian Tobacco Plant May Help Us Finally Eliminate Polio
It could lead to a less-risky polio vaccine that doesn't require the actual virus to work. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda: Polio Vaccine Drive Targets Refugees, Host Communities
[East African] As part of efforts to minimise a possible recurrence of polio in Uganda, the Ministry of Health will conduct a door-to-door vaccination drive for all children in communities hosting refugees. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 8, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

BOMBSHELL: United Nations admits latest outbreak of polio in Syria was caused by polio vaccines
(Natural News) In war-torn Syria, there’s little doubt that the conflict has taken a toll on health. Now, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reports that their attempt at using vaccines to “protect” children against polio has backfire — infecting more children with the devastating disease rather than saving them. Vaccines make children sick, you... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BOMBSHELL: UNICEF just finished vaccinating 355,000 children to halt a polio outbreak caused by vaccinating children in the first place
(Natural News) UNICEF, the World Health Organization (WHO), and partner organizations have been hard at work administering the polio vaccine to over 355,000 young Syrian children. This urgent immunization program has been undertaken in response to an outbreak of “vaccine-derived polio” in parts of Syria wracked by violence. While these healthcare workers certainly demonstrate compassion... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UN completes first round of Syria polio vaccination campaign
UNICEF completes first round of vaccination campaign following polio outbreak in eastern Syrian provinces (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

More than 350,000 children vaccinated against polio in hard to reach areas of Syria & #8211 UN
A United Nations polio vaccination campaign in Syria has provided protection to more than 355,000 children under age five in two governorates, where violence has made access especially difficult. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - August 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What's Not a Target
August 17, 2017Health workers are supposed to save lives and health facilities are supposed to be safe places for health and healing. They ’re protected by the rules of war, but are still being attacked.Health workers.It was really hard for me to get my head around at first —that someone would deliberately harm a health worker. A nurse, a doctor, a midwife. A community health worker delivering polio vaccines. Someone who spent years studying, practicing, sacrificing to save lives.I mean when Imeet a health worker, I ’m often tongue-tied. They practically have celebrity status. They’re doing somethin...
Source: IntraHealth International - August 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbales Source Type: news

Standard Operating Procedures: Responding to a Poliovirus Event or Outbreak; Part 2: Protocol for Poliovirus Type 2
World Health Organization. 05/01/2017 This 55-page document outlines the strategy to detect and respond to any type 2 poliovirus from environmental sources or circulating in the population post oral polio vaccine type 2 component (OPV2) cessation. It provides guidance to global, regional, and national public health officials and policy makers on the steps required to rapidly notify authorities, conduct an initial risk assessment, and develop an effective response to promptly curtail any type 2 poliovirus emergence. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Plants 'hijacked' to make polio vaccine
A breakthrough could lead to easier, faster and cheaper vaccines. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Plant-produced polio vaccines could help eradicate age old disease
(John Innes Centre) Plants have been used to produce a new vaccine against poliovirus in what is hoped to be a major step towards global eradication of the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Plant-produced polio vaccines could help eradicate age-old disease
(John Innes Centre) Plants have been used to produce a new vaccine against poliovirus in what is hoped to be a major step towards global eradication of the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 15, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Nigeria: Polio Vaccine - Kano State Govt Immunises 3 Million Children
[Leadership] Kano -Kano State government has concluded the July round of poliomyelitis vaccination of over three million children below five years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 8, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Statement of the 14th IHR Emergency Committee regarding the international spread of poliovirus
The fourteenth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened by the Director General on 3 August 2017 at WHO headquarters with members, advisers and invited member states attending via teleconference. The Emergency Committee reviewed the data on wild poliovirus (WPV1) and circulating vaccine derived polioviruses (cVDPV). The Secretariat presented a report of progress for affected IHR States Parties subject to Temporary Recommendations. The following IHR States Parties presented an update on the current situation and t...
Source: WHO news - August 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: poliomyelitis [subject], polio, poliovirus, polio encephalitis, poliomyelitis [subject], polio, poliovirus, polio encephalitis, Statement [doctype] Source Type: news

Hexavalent 6-in-1 vaccine to be made available to newborn babies
All babies born on or after 1 August 2017 will be offered protection against hepatitis B as part of our universal childhood immunisation programme, Public Health England has announced. This is in addition to continued protection against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Hib. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 2, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Hepatitis B jab to be added to immunisations of babies born in UK
Babies born from the 1 August will be offered new “hexavalent” jab in effort to clamp down on infections that cause cirrhosis and liver cancerAll babies born in the UK will receive the hepatitis B jab as part of their routine immunisations from the autumn in an effort to drive down viral infections that cause cirrhosis and liver cancer.The hepatitis B vaccine is to be added to the 5-in-1 jab that is already given to babies across the UK to protect them from diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio and bacterial infections known as Hib, or haemophilus influenzae type b, health officials said.Continue reading.....
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 9, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Hepatitis B Science Society Children UK news Source Type: news

Nigeria: Katsina Clocks Polio-Free 5th Year
[Leadership] Katsina -The Katsina State Primary Health Care Development Agency said yesterday that over three million doses of Oral Polio Vaccines (OPVs) were deployed for the immunization of over two million eligible children across the state notwithstanding that the state has been polio-free in the past five years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 9, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: MOH Launches Polio Vaccine in Maryland
[New Dawn] The Ministry of Health through its Expanded Program on Immunization has launched the Injectable Polio Vaccine in Maryland County to improve protection for children against Polio. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - July 5, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: MOH Launches New Polio Vaccine
[NEWS] The Ministry of Health and partners through its Expanded Program on Immunization has launched a new polio vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - July 4, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: MOH Begins Vaccine
[NEWS] The Ministry of Health& Social Welfare through its Expanded Program on Immunization has begun the Injectable Polio Vaccine to improve the protection of children against Polio. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UN: Trucks readied to send polio vaccine for IS-held Syria
UN: Trucks readied to send polio vaccine for Islamic State group-held Syrian areas (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

DR Congo polio outbreak 'from poor vaccine coverage'
A strain of polio virus can arise in areas of low immunisation. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news