Progress Toward Polio Eradication - Worldwide, January 2020-April 2022
This report describes a decline in poliovirus cases Afghanistan and Pakistan. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - May 12, 2022 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Polio (poliomyelitis) Polio Vaccination Vaccine-Preventable Diseases and Specific Vaccines Source Type: news

Pakistan ’s Campaign to Contain Polio in Face of Vaccine Hesitancy
Authorities in North Waziristan district in Pakistan, vaccinate children against polio. With one case reported, intensified efforts to eradicate the disease are underway. Credit: Ashfaq Yusufzai/IPSBy Ashfaq YusufzaiPESHAWAR, Pakistan, May 12 2022 (IPS) Pakistan’s North Waziristan district authorities have launched an aggressive vaccination drive after a polio case surfaced after 15 polio-free months in the country. The disease was detected in a 15-month-old toddler about 15 kilometers away from the Afghanistan border. This area was considered a Taliban militant’s hub until 2014. The Taliban were against polio vacc...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 12, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ashfaq Yusufzai Tags: Asia-Pacific Featured Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Religion TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Polio vaccine hesitancy Source Type: news

Mary Berry health: ‘Everybody thinks I have arthritis’ - star on her polio symptoms
MARY BERRY was struck by a condition as a child which left long-lasting effects on half her body which she recently said is confused with arthritis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Conducting public health surveillance in areas of armed conflict and restricted population access: a qualitative case study of polio surveillance in conflict-affected areas of Borno State, Nigeria - Wiesen E, Dankoli R, Musa M, Higgins J, Forbi J, Idris J, Waziri N, Ogunbodede O, Mohammed K, Bolu O, WaNganda G, Adamu U, Pinsker E.
This study examined the impact of armed conflict on public health surveillance systems, the limitations of traditional surveillance in this context, and innovative strategies to overcome these limitations. A qualitative case study was conducted to examine ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Nigeria: Maintaining Nigeria's Wild Poliovirus-Free Status - a Critical Step for Long Life for All
[Nigeria Health Watch] The launch of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) a little over three decades ago, which birthed the drive for a polio free world has resulted in significant health advances. Indeed, before the COVID-19 pandemic, polio eradication hinted at what the world could accomplish by working together to build surveillance systems that involved community engagement and participation, protecting the health of children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 28, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Rukwa to Administer Door-to-Door Polio Vaccination
[Daily News] RUKWA Region is set to officially launch a polio vaccination campaign that will be administered door-to- door for five days, starting from this Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 26, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Don ’t call them anti-vaxxers – that just further erodes people’s trust | Gary Finnegan
There ’s been a worrying decline in diphtheria, polio and measles jabs. We should heed the lessons of Covid-19We forgot about measles. And tetanus and diphtheria. And polio. In the race to vaccinate the world against Covid-19, the global drive to suppress some of the biggest killers in history has fallen back.Almost12n doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered in less than 18 months – a stunning achievement, even if the global distribution has been uneven. Yet more than30 million children have missed out on other basic vaccinations during the pandemic, with south-east Asia and the eastern Mediterranean region be...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 25, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Gary Finnegan Tags: Vaccines and immunisation Coronavirus Infectious diseases World news Health Society Science Immunology Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Counts Success of Polio Vaccination Drive After Detecting First Case in 30 Years
[IPS] Blantyre, Malawi -- One polio case is one too many, global health experts say. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 18, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi Counts Success of Polio Vaccination Drive after Detecting First Case in 30 Years
A child is vaccinated against the poliovirus. Malawi detected a single case and embarked on a mass vaccination programme against the disease which causes paralysis. Credit: Charles Mpaka/IPSBy Charles MpakaBlantyre, Malawi, Apr 18 2022 (IPS) One polio case is one too many, global health experts say. And when Malawi announced in February this year that it had detected a polio case in the country’s capital Lilongwe, the alarm was significant, and the response from both the government and global health partners was swift, if not frantic. Detected on a 3-year-old child, the poliovirus is described by experts as a significan...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 18, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Charles Mpaka Tags: Africa Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Malawi Polio WHO Source Type: news

As COVID-Era Restrictions End, Disabled Americans Want to Avoid a ‘Return to Normal’
President Joe Biden hired Kim Knackstedt in early 2021 to make sure that Americans with disabilities were not forgotten as the country returned to normal after the COVID-19 pandemic. A year later, that seems to be precisely what has happened—and it’s unfortunate, Knackstedt says. “What was considered ‘normal’ was actually not a great way to live, often,” says Knackstedt, who served as the first White House director of disability policy, before leaving the administration on March 11. “It wasn’t accessible. It actually didn’t provide all of the things that we needed to ge...
Source: TIME: Health - April 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Surveillance to Track Progress Toward Polio Eradication - Worldwide, 2020-2021
This report describes an analysis of acute flaccid paralysis surveillance data with high risk for poliovirus transmission. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - April 14, 2022 Category: American Health Tags: Diseases & Conditions Global Health MMWR Morbidity Mortality Weekly Report Polio (poliomyelitis) Polio Vaccination Surveillance Source Type: news

Valneva vaccine approved for use in the UK, UK Covid Vaccine Research Hub
The vaccine manufactured by French biotech company Valneva has been approved by regulators for use in the UK. The vaccine is the sixth to be approved by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) for use in the UK, after the Novavax vaccine was approved on 3 February. The MHRA is the first regulator in the world to approve the Valneva vaccine. The vaccine is based on more traditional technology than those currently being used in the UK, and is similar to the existing shots for polio and flu. This is because it contains a whole inactivated copy of the SARS-COV-2 virus, which can teach the body how to f...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mozambique: Polio Vaccination Surpasses Target
[AIM] Maputo -- The Mozambican Health Ministry on Wednesday announced that it has surpassed the target set for vaccinating children under the age of five against polio. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - April 1, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Polio Vaccine Drive Starts in Malawi, Other Nations
[SciDev.Net] Dar es Salaam -- A vaccination campaign targeting 23 million children has kicked off in Malawi and neighbouring countries to contain an outbreak of wild polio declared last month, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - April 1, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Setting the Record Straight about COVID-19 Vaccines for Children
Common sense and our experience show that prevention is much better than treatment. Gone are the days of children paralyzed from polio. Gone are the days of many children having devastating meningitis. Gone are the days of not being able prevent hundreds of children per year dying from influenza. Such is the value of preventative medicine, especially due to vaccination. Like most things in medicine, we must balance the risks and benefits in making decisions for all patients, especially children. Early in our response to COVID-19, we had to make decisions with incomplete information. Two years of both providing care and con...
Source: TIME: Health - March 31, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Scott A. Rivkees Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news