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Nigeria: WHO Urges Govt to Tackle Challenges Facing Polio Eradication
[Leadership] Abuja -As Nigeria celebrates 13 months without Polio outbreaks, the World Health Organisation(WHO) yesterday urged the federal government to tackle issues threatening the total eradication of the disease in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: African Health 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

Uganda: Residents Resist Polio Immunisation
[Monitor] Amolatar -The Amolatar District acting health officer, Mr Alex Ogwal, has said many residents rejected the mass polio immunisation exercise that ended on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases 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

Whether polio or meningitis, India has shown way in health innovation: Melinda Gates, Gates Foundation
"One of the fantastic things I see in India are self-help groups led by women. They're explaining, culturally, to young women why things like exclusive breastfeeding are important", said Gates. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - 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

Polio-like disease in children
(Deutsches Aerzteblatt International) In Germany in the summer and autumn of 2016, several cases of illness in children were observed that were accompanied by acute flaccid paralysis. In an article in the current issue of Deutsches Ä rzteblatt International, Johannes H ü bner et al. describe this disease on the basis of two case reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Country Among Three Nations Still Plagued By Polio - Ogunbadejo
[Vanguard] The Governor of Rotary District 9110, Lagos and Ogun States, Dr. Adewale Ogunbadejo, says Nigeria remains one of the three countries still plagued by polio, the others being Afghanistan and Pakistan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 3, 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

Nigeria: Herbal Defense Against Viral Infections
[Guardian] Re-emerging infectious diseases such as Lassa fever, yellow fever, Ebola, measles, chicken pox, small pox, Dengue fever, viral hepatitis, Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV), polio, cold and influenza virus, among others are posing fresh threat to human existence. Unfortunately, conventional medicines are failing: the pathogens have developed resistance to the drugs-of-choice. But researchers have in experimental models treated these deadly bugs with combination of local herbs and spices. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Boko Haram Conflict Threat to Polio Eradication
[Guardian] The protracted Boko Haram insurgency in the North East might frustrate efforts to completely eradicate polio from Nigeria.Rotary International polio plus committee chair, Michael McGovern, expressed this concern when he led a team for immunisation at the Rumuodumaya model health centre in Port Harcourt, Rivers State yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 23, 2017 Category: African Health 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

Progress Toward Poliomyelitis Eradication — Afghanistan, January 2016–June 2017
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - August 17, 2017 Category: American Health 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

Standard Operating Procedures: Responding to a Poliovirus Event or Outbreak; Part 1: General SOPs
World Health Organization. 05/2017 This 75-page document establishes standards and a timeline for response to any polio events and/or outbreaks; and guides national governments and Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) partners in key support functions to fulfill the response to any polio outbreak or event. It is intended to facilitate timely and effective response to interrupt poliovirus transmission in non-endemic countries, and incorporates lessons learned from previous outbreak response efforts. (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

Somalia: President - We Are Committed to Eradicate Preventable Diseases
[Shabelle] President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo praised efforts by the Ministry of Health and partners, UNICEF and WHO to eradicate polio from Somalia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: UN Declares Somalia Free of Polio
[Shabelle] The UN World Health Organisation (WHO) said it had not recorded any case of polio disease in Somalia in the last three years, declaring the country polio free. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 15, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases 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

Experiences of falls and strategies to manage the consequences of falls in persons with late effects of polio: a qualitative study - Brog årdh C, Lexell J, Sjödahl Hammarlund C.
OBJECTIVE: To explore how persons with late effects of polio experience falls and what strategies they use to manage the consequences of falls. DESIGN: A qualitative study with face-to-face interviews. Data were analysed by systematic text condensa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Somalia celebrates 3 years polio-free: WHO urges continued caution
Mogadishu, 14 August 2017 – An event attended by the President of Somalia, parliamentarians, delegates from the Somali Ministry of Health, World Health Organization and UNICEF, was held in Mogadishu to mark a milestone occasion: 3 years since the detection of the last case of wild poliovirus in the country.  Speaking at the event, WHO’s Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, Dr Mahmoud Fikri, applauded Somalia’s efforts to ward off the crippling and highly infectious virus but urged continued caution.  “The absence of cases of polio in Somalia today is testament to the leadersh...
Source: WHO EMRO News - August 14, 2017 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Polio Remains Public Health Emergency, but WHO Encouraged by Progress (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH The World Health Organization has determined that polio still constitutes a public health emergency of international concern.The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria, Pakistan, … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care 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

Babies to be protected against deadly hepatitis B
The Hexavalent injection shelters against diptheria, polio, tetanus, whooping cough and Haemophilus influenzae type b as well as offering immunity against hepatitis B, Public Health England said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Gates Foundation, U.S. Varsity Praise Nigeria for Accurate Immunisation Data Reporting
[Guardian] The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), the University of Minnesota and the United States Centre for Infectious Disease Research and Policy have commended Nigeria for transparency in the latest world annual report of data on routine immunisation and polio eradication. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 31, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Glioblastoma: John McCain's brain cancer diagnosis
The Hippocratic Oath advises doctors to first DO NO HARM - so imagine intentionally using a virus that causes paralysis in hopes of treating the deadliest form of brain cancer. That's what doctors are trying with some patients with glioblastoma, the same cancer Arizona Senator John McCain is now grappling with, by using a reengineered polio virus. Dr. Jon LaPook reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Shettima, Bill Gates, Dangote Hold Video-Conference On Polio Eradication
[Leadership] Maiduguri -Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima, Bill Gates and Alhaji Aliko Dangote, yesterday, held a video conference for live contributions on the 2017 midterm review of routine immunisation on polio eradication across the 27 local government areas of Borno State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

For Humanitarian Workers, Mental Health Needs Are Often Overlooked
July 19, 2017It's time to take mental well-being during complex emergencies seriously.In my family there was always a strong culture of suffering in silence. We were encouraged as children to ignore small injuries and illnesses, and to soldier on without complaint.I only realized the full extent of this embedded behavior when my elderly mother dislocated her shoulder and refused to go to the hospital for 24 hours, somehow believing that it would get better on its own.It has always been difficult to shake off this deeply ingrained sense that to ask for help is somehow weak. When, in a one year period, my son had a serious a...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Nigeria: Rotary International - Nigerian Child Has No Reason to Suffer From Polio
[This Day] Awka -Rotary Club International has said no Nigerian child has any reason to suffer from polio because it is the easiest and cheapest illness to prevent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Global Health Makes G20 Agenda for First Time, and It's Polio
[Daily Trust] Leaders of G20 countries have committed to "strive to fully eradicate polio" in an acknowledgement of global effort to eradicate the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - July 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

One in four youngsters face risk of deadly toxic stress
'The damage that happens to kids from the infectious disease of toxic stress is as severe as the damage from meningitis or polio or pertussis,' says Dr Tina Hahn, a pediatrician in Michigan. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Katsina Targets 2 Million Children for Polio Exercise
[Daily Trust] Katsina -Katsina State Primary Health Care Development Agency has embarked on a four-day massive polio immunization exercise where about 2 million children under five years are expected to be immunized against polio and other child killer diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - July 11, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Adamawa Begins Immunisation of 1.2 Million Children Against Polio
[Leadership] Yola -Adamawa State government has commenced the immunisation of 1.2 million under 5 children against polio mellitus,across the 21 local government areas of the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - July 10, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases 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

Nigeria: Ebonyi Budgets N1.8 Billion for Primary Health Care
[Leadership] Abakaliki -The Ebonyi State government at the weekend said that under the first round of 2017 Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Week, (MNCHW), 124, 900 children would be immunized against the polio virus, 588,908 would be immunized against night blindness, 147,249 would be dewormed while nursing mothers would also be targeted for immunization. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 3, 2017 Category: African Health 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

Infanrix Hexa (Combined Diphtheria, Tetanus Toxoids, Acellular Pertussis, Hepatitis B, Inactivated Poliomyelitis, Adsorbed Conjugated < i > Haemophilus Influenzae < /i > ) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 23, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Signs Polio Aid Deal With Germany
[Daily Trust] Nigeria and Germany have signed on to a ?N3.5 billion (?10 million) aid agreement to eradicate polio in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - June 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt, Germany Sign 10 Million Euros Polio Aid Agreement
[Vanguard] The Federal Government and the Government of Germany on Wednesday signed a 10 million Euros aid agreement to eradicate polio in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - June 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria, Germany Seal N3.5 Billion Polio Aid Deal
[Daily Trust] The governments of Nigeria and Germany have signed ýN3.5 billion (?10 million) aid agreement to eradicate polio in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - June 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news