Zimbabwe: Mass Polio Vaccination Campaign Gets Off to a Smooth Start
[The Herald] Trust Freddy and Primrose Zimano-Herald Reporters (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 22, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: Health and Medicine Polio Southern Africa Zimbabwe Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Government Rolls Out Polio Vaccination After Detecting Rare Mutation Cases
[New Zimbabwe] The Zimbabwean government on Tuesday rolled out a polio vaccination campaign following the recent confirmation of an outbreak in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: Health and Medicine Polio Southern Africa Zimbabwe Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Mass Polio Vaccination Starts
[The Herald] The mass polio vaccination campaign against a new variant that has not been vaccinated against since 2015 is set to start across the country today, targeting all children aged 10 years and below. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: Health and Medicine Polio Southern Africa Zimbabwe Source Type: news

Zimbabwe starts an emergency polio vaccination drive after detecting cases caused by a rare mutation
Zimbabwe has started an emergency campaign to inoculate more than 4 million children against polio after health authorities detected three cases caused by a rare mutation of the weakened virus used in oral vaccines (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 20, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Africa: World News in Brief - DR Congo Clashes, Invest in Ending Polio, Say #idont to Child Marriage
[UN News] Tensions remain high in North Kivu province in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), particularly in the town of Sake, as clashes persist between M23 rebels and Government forces, the UN mission in the country, MONUSCO, reported on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - February 15, 2024 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Africa Central Africa Children and Youth Congo-Kinshasa External Relations Health and Medicine International Organizations and Africa Polio Source Type: news

After a two-decade hiatus, Joni Mitchell emerged as the queen of songstresses in the best year yet for women artists
Joni Mitchell has learned to walk three times. The first as a toddler; the next as a wheelchair-ridden 9-year-old recovering from post-polio syndrome; and once more after she survived a nearly fatal brain aneurysm in her early seventies in 2015. The polio, as it turns out, weakened her left hand…#jonimitchell #grammys #grammy #bothsidesnow #mitchell #lanadelreys #lucydacus #phoebebridgers #joséruizresto #universityofflorida (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 10, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Third Round of Polio Vaccination Targets High-Risk Counties in Northeastern Kenya
[VOA] Nairobi -- A polio vaccination campaign that was planned for November but postponed due to heavy rains and floods is finally taking place in three high risk counties in the northeastern part of Kenya. This comes after 13 cases of the so-called circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (CVDPV2) were discovered last year in the area. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 31, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: East Africa Health and Medicine Kenya Polio Source Type: news

Nigeria: Rotary Commits $14m Grant to End Polio in Nigeria
[Vanguard] The World Health Organisation, WHO, on Thursday welcomed a new funding commitment made by Rotary International to support Nigeria in its efforts to eradicate all forms of polioviruses, especially the Circulating Variant Poliovirus (cVPV2), in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: Health and Medicine Nigeria Polio West Africa Source Type: news

Suspected militants kill 2 police officers assigned to protect polio workers in northwest Pakistan
Authorities say suspected militants have shot and killed two police officers assigned to escort polio workers in northwest Pakistan during the nationwide campaign against polio (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 9, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Pakistani officer wounded in attack on polio workers dies, raising bombing death toll to 7
An officer wounded in a bombing that targeted police assigned to protect polio vaccination workers has died in a hospital in northwestern Pakistan (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 9, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Pakistani Taliban claims responsibility for bomb that killed 6 police guarding anti-polio campaign
A roadside bomb has exploded near a van carrying police assigned to protect workers in an anti-polio immunization campaign in restive northwestern Pakistan, killing at least six officers and wounding 10 others (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 8, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Leprosy, Polio, Malaria, TB, Measles... And Massive Unscreened Illegal Immigration
Authored by James Varney via RealClear Wire, Successful public health campaigns and medical advances have enabled the United States to conquer a range of disfiguring and damaging diseases. Polio, which paralyzed…#malaria #tb #jamesvarney #realclearwire #florida #jaybhattacharya #stanforduniversity #typhoidmary #artarthur #newyorkcityhealth (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 28, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Faces Resurgence of Polio, Diphtheria, Others
[Vanguard] ...as N60bn 2023 immunization budget is yet to be released (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - December 22, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Health and Medicine Nigeria Polio West Africa Source Type: news

Use of Inactivated Polio Vaccine Among U.S. Adults: Updated Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices - United States, 2023
This report describes updated Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommendations for the use of inactivated polio vaccine for U.S. adults. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - December 7, 2023 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Polio Vaccination Polio (poliomielitis) Source Type: news

Africa: Umaru Shehu - Nigerian Public Health Giant Who Played a Major Role in Polio Eradication
[The Conversation Africa] Professor Emeritus Umaru Shehu, who died on 2 October 2023, was born in Yerwa (Maiduguri), Nigeria, in 1930. Widely regarded as one of the country's early leaders in public health policy and practice, he was the first public health physician in the northern region and remained active all his life. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 29, 2023 Category: African Health Tags: Africa Health and Medicine Nigeria Polio West Africa Source Type: news