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

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

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

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

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 31, 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