Nigeria: Polio - Enugu Govt Targets 20 Per Cent of State Population for Vaccination - Official
[Premium Times] "We are going to homes, schools, churches, malls, parks, markets, farms as well as all living areas, where a child can be found." (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - November 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Unpacking Parents' Reasons for Not Vaccinating Their Children - Why It Matters
[The Conversation Africa] For many of us, the case for childhood vaccination seems self-evident. Every year, this powerful public health intervention protects billions of children from deadly and debilitating infections like polio and measles. Yet worldwide, many parents are reluctant - if not outright refusing - to vaccinate their children. This includes parents who have access to vaccines, are well-educated, and have enjoyed the benefits of having their children grow up in a world free of many vaccine-preventable diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WTO Finished Without TRIPS Waiver
By Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis ChowdhuryKUALA LUMPUR and SYDNEY, Nov 16 2021 (IPS) Quickly enabling greater and more affordable production of and access to COVID-19 medical needs is urgently needed in the South. Such progress will also foster much needed goodwill for international cooperation, multilateralism and sustainable development. Jomo Kwame SundaramThe World Trade Organization (WTO) will soon decide on a conditional temporary waiver of Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS). The waiver was proposed by South Africa and India on 2 October 2020. Two-thirds of the 164 WTO members – mainly developing...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis Chowdhury Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Jomo Kwame Sundaram & Anis Chowdhury Source Type: news

Namibia: Polio Surveillance in Namibia
[WHO-AFRO] Namibia was certified polio free since October 2008 and had continued routine and national immunization campaigns to maintain its polio free status. However, the country remains at high risk for vaccine derived polio viruses due to low detection of Acute Flaccid Paralysis cases in the bordering regions which is used as an indicator to measure how sensitive the surveillance system is. In addition, there is high number of un and under vaccinated children along the Namibian- Angolan and Namibia-Zambia border (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - November 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: WHO Delivers Solar Panels to Accredited Polio Laboratory in Borno State
[WHO-AFRO] In Maiduguri, Borno state, the World Health Organization Country Representative, Dr Walter Kazadi Mulombo, commissioned solar panels at the polio laboratory to support the state government in sustaining the intervention of essential health services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Jill Biden Kicks Off COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign for Young Children Jill Biden Kicks Off COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign for Young Children
Jill Biden and Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, visited Sherman Elementary School in Virginia, which became the first place where healthy American children were vaccinated against polio back in 1954.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - November 9, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

To Get Kids Vaccinated, Schools Offer Money and More
In Anderson, S.C., high school students received $100 if they got vaccinated against COVID-19. In Phoenix, school leaders are giving out $100 gift cards. In Los Angeles, students have the chance to win gift cards or free prom and homecoming tickets if they get the jab. And in the nation’s largest school district, New York City, children as young as 5 could get paid for getting a COVID-19 vaccination, another example of the lengths to which schools are going as they strive for normalcy after nearly two years of pandemic-disrupted education. Like everything involving schools during the pandemic, from mask mandates to r...
Source: TIME: Health - November 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Reilly Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Education nationpod Source Type: news

Why Schools Are Offering Money, and More, to Get Kids Vaccinated
In Anderson, S.C., high school students received $100 if they got vaccinated against COVID-19. In Phoenix, school leaders are giving out $100 gift cards. In Los Angeles, students have the chance to win gift cards or free prom and homecoming tickets if they get the jab. And in the nation’s largest school district, New York City, children as young as 5 could get paid for getting a COVID-19 vaccination, another example of the lengths to which schools are going as they strive for normalcy after nearly two years of pandemic-disrupted education. Like everything involving schools during the pandemic, from mask mandates to r...
Source: TIME: Health - November 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Reilly Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Education nationpod Source Type: news

Nigeria: Rotary Urges Parents, Schools, Religious Bodies to Immunise Their Children Against Polio
[This Day] Adibe Emenyonu in Benin City (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - November 4, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Oyedeji, Dallaji Boost Basketball Development in Liberia
[Premium Times]The former D'Tigers captain held a three-day camping exercise in Monrovia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - November 4, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Brazil, Other Countries at Risk for Reintroduction of Polio Brazil, Other Countries at Risk for Reintroduction of Polio
Low vaccination rates could mean that polio, currently eradicated in most of the world, might make a comeback, experts warn.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - November 3, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Nigeria: WHO, Ekiti Warn Against Sudden Polio Outbreak, Set to Vaccinate Children
[This Day] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned Nigeria against the laxity of being certified polio-free, saying the country should be vigilant to prevent sudden outbreak of the killer disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 3, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Schools Could Help More Kids Get the COVID-19 Vaccine. But History Has Some Warnings
Now that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine for kids aged 5 to 11, the Biden Administration has signaled that it will rely on a “trusted messenger” to get information to parents and provide access to vaccines once they’re approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: schools. As part of the plan to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to the youngest population yet, schools will again take on a role they’ve assumed during health crises throughout American history: promoting vaccination to keep kids and communities safe from infectious disease. &ld...
Source: TIME: Health - November 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Schools Could Help More Kids Get the COVID-19 Vaccine. But History Has Some Warnings
Now that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine for kids aged 5 to 11, the Biden Administration has signaled that it will rely on a “trusted messenger” to get information to parents and provide access to vaccines once they’re approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: schools. As part of the plan to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to the youngest population yet, schools will again take on a role they’ve assumed during health crises throughout American history: promoting vaccination to keep kids and communities safe from infectious disease. &ld...
Source: TIME: Science - November 1, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

The Big Number: At least 27 vaccines are available in the U.S.
They include ones to prevent polio, diphtheria, hepatitis, tetanus, whooping cough, mumps, measles, the flu and other diseases. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Linda Searing Source Type: news

Africa: Mobile Cash in Polio Response - Three Things to Know
[WHO-AFRO] Brazzaville -- In 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa pioneered mobile money transfer system under the Polio Eradication Initiative programme essentially to pay vaccination campaign workers. So far eight African countries have adopted the payment system, with others working to deploy mobile-based cash transfers in health programmes beyond polio. Dorcas Karimi, Digital Finance Officer with the WHO Regional Office for Africa, explains the progress achieved so far. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 29, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Polio and Measles Vaccines Lag for Children Across the World
Millions of young children did not get immunized against polio, measles and other diseases. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Benjamin Mueller Tags: Measles Poliomyelitis Children and Childhood Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Vaccination and Immunization World Health Organization United Nations Children ' s Fund Source Type: news

Nigeria: World Polio Day 2021 - Delivering On a Promise of a Polio-Free World
[Nigeria Health Watch] All diseases are devastating but poliomyelitis (polio), a scourge that impacted many countries, was especially devastating as a result of its impact on the lives of its victims, which in the most severe cases led to life-threatening paralysis and death. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

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

Kenya: WHO Country Representative Juliet Nabyonga Lauds Kenya for Stepping Up War on Polio
[Nation] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has lauded Kenya for stepping up war against polio. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 25, 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

Liberia: U.S. Supports Polio, Disease Surveillance in Liberia
[New Dawn] The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S. CDC) is supporting the Government of Liberia to improve surveillance and reporting of suspected polio cases in Nimba, Bong, Margibi, Maryland, River Cess, and River Gee counties, respectively. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: U.S. CDC Supports the National Public Health Institute of Liberia to Improve Polio and Disease Surveillance
[New Dawn] The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S. CDC) is supporting the Government of Liberia to improve surveillance and reporting of suspected polio cases in Nimba, Bong, Margibi, Maryland, River Cess, and River Gee counties. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 22, 2021 Category: African Health 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

Afghanistan: Rapid decline in public health conditions, WHO warns
Healthcare provision is deteriorating fast in Afghanistan, the UN health agency warned on Wednesday, with cases of measles and diarrhoea shooting up, and polio becoming a “major risk”. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - September 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Study Shows How Covid Could Someday Be Eradicated
Just as smallpox and polio have been mostly eradicated from the globe, experts say it's possible for Covid-19 to be as well. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Daryl Austin, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

CDC: Board of Scientific Counselors, Center for Preparedness and Response, (BSC, CPR)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will hold a virtual public meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors, Center for Preparedness and Response (BSC, CPR) on November 2, 2021, from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. Eastern. The agenda includes a discussion on CPR Director and Division updates, COVID-19 response update, Data Strategy and Execution Workgroup: An Interagency Approach to Coordinating Data and Analytics Efforts to Support the Whole-of-Government COVID-19 Response, and CPR Polio Contai nment Workgroup (PCWG) update.Registration is limited to 500 seats. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 27, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Africa: From Coast to Coast - African Countries Commit to Ending All Forms of Polio!
[The Point] Governments from the World Health Organization (WHO) African Region have committed to ending all remaining forms of polio and presented a scorecard to track progress towards the eradication of the virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: FCT Urges Mothers to Vaccinate Babies Against Polio
[This Day] The FCT Minister of state, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has urged all mothers to come out and vaccinate their babies, in order to eradicate polio from the territory. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Polio - We Have Won a Battle, but the War Is Still On, Says Leading Virologist
[WHO-AFRO] Abuja -- On the 25th day of August 2020, World Health Organization (WHO) Africa region was certified polio free by the Africa Regional Certification Commission for Polio Eradication (ARCC), as Nigeria achieved the wild polio virus free status. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 13, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases 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

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: '120 Children Infected By Environmental Polio'
[Vanguard] Abuja -- The United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF, has said a total of 120 children in Nigeria have been infected with environmental poliovirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases 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: Nigeria's Wild Poliovirus Free Status Not Under Threat,Says Govt
[Vanguard] Abuja -- THE federal government has said Nigeria's wild poliovirus free certification is not under any threat, assuring that the country would continue to sustain its current status. (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

Nigeria: 120 Nigerian Children Infected By Environmental Polio - Unicef
[Vanguard] Abuja -- THE United Nations Children's Fund,UNICEF,has said a total of 120 children in Nigeria have been infected with environmental poliovirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news