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Islamic Advisory Group launches training manual on polio eradication, mother and child health ...
Muslim leaders urge parents to vaccinate their children Cairo, 22 November – The Islamic Advisory Group for Polio Eradication (IAG) today launched a new training manual for students of religious studies in support of polio eradication efforts. The manual provides practical guidance on how to engage with local communities to advocate for vaccination as well as other maternal and child health issues. The launch took place during the group’s fourth annual meeting that convened at the headquarters of Al Azhar Al Sharif hosted by Grand Imam Dr Ahmed El-Tayyib. The Grand Imam expressed his happiness to see the pro...
Source: WHO EMRO News - November 23, 2017 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Progress Toward Poliomyelitis Eradication — Pakistan, January 2016–September 2017
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - November 22, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Plague epidemic in Madagascar will trigger polio
EXCLUSIVE Dr Derek Gatherer from Lancaster University fears aid workers will so focused on the 'medieval disease' they will forget nationwide efforts to prevent polio cases. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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

Brain cancer treatment previously featured on 60 Minutes now available to children
(Solving Kids' Cancer) A Phase 1 clinical trial leveraging the re-engineered polio virus is now open for enrollment to children 12 years and older at the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center, Duke University Medical Center. After years of following the progress of this promising therapy against adult glioblastoma and working with the research team on behalf of children, Solving Kids' Cancer teamed up with The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation to help move this forward in a trial for pediatric brain tumor patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 16, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology 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

Nigeria:Ending Polio In Nigeria Once And For All
[Wellbeing Foundation] Lagos -Polio, a vicious disease that primarily affects children and leaves them severely disabled, reared its ugly head once again in Nigeria last year, two years since it was last detected in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 27, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

FT Health: The WHO’s screeching U-turn on Mugabe
Derek Yach, polio, rise of the body brokers (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nigeria:WHO Records 90 Percent Drop in Polio Cases - Official
[Premium Times] The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it recorded more than 90 per cent decrease in polio outbreak in Africa in 2012. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 27, 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

Liberia:WHO Seeks Collective Effort to End Polio
[New Dawn] The National Officer of the World Health Organization in Liberia, Roland Proplay says the W.H.O. is calling on countries around the world to join efforts in ending Polio disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 26, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases 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

Nigeria:Polio - Yobe Vaccinates 1.1 Million Children
[Premium Times] The Executive Secretary, Yobe Primary Healthcare Management Board, Hauwa Goni, said over 1.1 million children under age five have been immunised against polio virus in the state this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Polio Minimized in 2017
[New Republic] The trend of polio in 2017 is said not to be as it has been over the years, but much is still required to completely eradicate the health menace responsible for some of the deformities with children seen across world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 25, 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

Africa:Eradication of Polio 'Once and for All' Within Reach - UN Health Agency
[UN News] Despite progress towards global eradication of polio, sustained commitment is needed to overcome the final hurdle and stamp out the disease once and for all, the United Nations health agency said today, the World Polio Day. (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

Nigeria:Hope to End Polio in 2019 Rises
[Guardian] Tuesday, October 24, marked Rotary International's fifth annual World Polio Day (WPD), co-hosted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 25, 2017 Category: African Health 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

Nigeria:World Polio Day - Kaduna Marks Five Years Without Polio
[Premium Times] The Executive Secretary, Kaduna State Primary Health Care Development Agency, SPHCDA, Hadiza Balarabe, on Tuesday said the state has not recorded any polio case since 2012. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Polio Could Be Eradicated Worldwide By Year's End, Says Gates Foundation
On World Polio Day, health experts celebrated the "endgame" of polio eradication. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Unsung heroes on World Polio Day
World Polio Day, 24 October, is an opportunity to recognize the work of committed WHO staff members like Mohammedi, along with the more than 20 000 other unsung heroes working to eradicate polio around the world. (Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - October 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: plague [subject], bubonic plague, pneumonic plague, African Region [region], Photo gallery [doctype] 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

Eradication of polio & #39once and for all & #39 within reach & #8211 UN health agency
Despite progress towards global eradication of polio, sustained commitment is needed to overcome the final hurdle and stamp out the disease once and for all, the United Nations health agency said today, the World Polio Day. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health 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

How a polio survivor is educating India's rural children
Sai Padma has not let the near constant pain of her disability stop her from teaching the children of remote Indian villages. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First day of the 64th Regional Committee of the Eastern Mediterranean focuses on polio ...
11 October 2017, Islamabad, Pakistan On the first day of the regular session of the 64th Regional Committee of the Eastern Mediterranean, the Regional Director’s annual report for 2016, health emergencies and polio eradication were at the core of the discussions. Dr Mahmoud Fikri, WHO Regional Director presented the annual report on the work of the Regional Office in 2016. He focused on important milestones achieved in response to the five strategic priorities and outlined WHO support to health systems strengthening to achieve universal health coverage. He also drew attention to the new WHO health emergencies progra...
Source: WHO EMRO News - October 11, 2017 Category: Middle East Health 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

President of Pakistan inaugurates the 64th session of the WHO Regional Committee for the ...
10 October 2017, Islamabad, Pakistan – For the first time in Regional Committee history, the opening session of the Regional Committee’s 64th session, was inaugurated by the president of the host country, Pakistan, reflecting the importance of health on the national and global agenda. In his opening speech, H.E. Mr. Mamnoon Hussain, President of Pakistan, called on “the international community, and especially the regional counties, to cooperate willingly to address the challenges faced, putting aside political matters, so that a comprehensive strategy can be devised to control the spread of infectious di...
Source: WHO EMRO News - October 10, 2017 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

President of Pakistan at inauguration of 64th session of the WHO Regional Committee for the ...
10 October 2017, Islamabad, Pakistan – For the first time in Regional Committee history, the opening of the 64th Session of Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean was attended by the president of the host country, Pakistan, reflecting the importance of health on the national and global agenda. In his opening speech, H.E. Mr. Mamnoon Hussain, President of Pakistan called on “the international community, and especially the regional countries, to cooperate willingly to address the challenges faced, putting aside political matters, so that a comprehensive strategy can be devised to control the spread of ...
Source: WHO EMRO News - October 10, 2017 Category: Middle East Health 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

Nigeria: One Year After Polio Set Back, Is Nigeria On the March Again?
[Nigeria Health Watch] Almost a year ago, the global public health community was thrown into anxiety with the detection of four new cases of wild polio virus (WPV) in rapid succession in Borno State, Northeast Nigeria. Given the security situation, there was significant anxiety and many hoped that the country could avoid another resurgence of polio. Nigeria was almost there. But, when your goal is "eradication", almost is, sadly, not good enough. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 4, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:One Year After Polio Set Back, Is Nigeria On the March Again?
[Nigeria Health Watch] Almost a year ago, the global public health community was thrown into anxiety with the detection of four new cases of wild polio virus (WPV) in rapid succession in Borno State, Northeast Nigeria. Given the security situation, there was significant anxiety and many hoped that the country could avoid another resurgence of polio. Nigeria was almost there. But, when your goal is "eradication", almost is, sadly, not good enough. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 4, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases 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

Nigeria: NCDC Reports Suspected Cases of Cholera, Lassa Fever, Others
[Vanguard] A total of 253 new cases of Acute Flaccid Paralysis, AFP, were reported in Nigeria in the week ending August 27, 2017, according to the Nigeria Centres for Diseases Control, NCDC, however, none was confirmed as polio. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

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

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: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 19, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news