Nigeria:Germany Commits U.S.$146 Million to Combat Polio in Nigeria - Official
[Premium Times] The German government has committed 120 million euros to ensure total eradication of polio in Nigeria, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson, Tiwatope Elias-Fatile, has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pakistan launches new anti-polio drive in Punjab province
Pakistani health official says special anti-polio drive launched in eastern Punjab province (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Reminding people about vaccinations can increase rates of immunization
Anupdated Cochrane Review, published in the Cochrane Library today, suggests that reminding people when their vaccinations are due or overdue increases the number of people being immunized.Rates of immunization against infectious diseases in children and adults are improving, but under-vaccination remains a problem that results in vaccine-preventable deaths and illnesses. In Europe, 11,316 cases of measles were reported during 2012, and an estimated four to 50 million symptomatic cases of flu occur each year.Reminders can be sent to patients, parents or guardians, or whole populations when vaccines are due, either because ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

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Polio transition planning (Source: WHO Governing Body Documentation)
Source: WHO Governing Body Documentation - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Jigawa Polio Free for 6 Years-Official
[Vanguard] Dr Kabir Ibrahim, the Executive Secretary, Jigawa Primary Healthcare Development Agency (JSPHDA) said that the state has not recorded any new polio case in six years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - January 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

In Pakistan, surveillance for polio reveals a paradox
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - January 11, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Roberts, L. Tags: Asia/Pacific News, Epidemiology, Medicine, Diseases, Virology In Depth Source Type: news

Nigeria:Bill Gates to Repay Nigeria's $76 Million Polio Debt
[This Day] Nigeria has authorised Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to start the repayment of $76 million polio eradication loan to Japan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - January 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to Help Nigeria Repay U.S.$76 Million Polio Facility
[Premium Times] Nigeria has authorised Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to start the repayment of $76 million polio eradication facility to Japan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - January 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

5 Things You Didn & #039;t Know About Bill Gates
In a lot of ways, Bill Gates isn't that much different from the average American. He begins his day with a cup of coffee and the hope that he makes it to his first meeting on time. On the other hand, he has the luxury of avoiding long lines at airport security checkpoints. During an on-stage interview with CNN's Sanjay Gupta, MD, at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on Monday, the multi-billionaire revealed several fun facts about himself. Don't miss the MD&M West Conference and Expo, February 6-8, 2018, in Anaheim, CA. Use promo code "MDDI" for 20% off conference registration and free expo access.  ...
Source: MDDI - January 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: R & D Source Type: news

Bill Gates Thinks These 6 Innovations Could Change the World
When Johann Gutenberg invented the printing press, he changed the course of history. You could say the same about Thomas Edison’s light bulb, Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine, and Grace Hopper’s compiler. What will the next great invention to transform history? Here are a few innovations that I think are worth watching. Better Vaccine Storage Vaccines have saved millions of lives around the world, but they spoil if they aren’t stored at the right temperature. A group of inventors from Global Good in Seattle have created an innovative new refrigerator called the MetaFridge. It stays cold enough to keep vac...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bill Gates Tags: Uncategorized Innovation Optimist Source Type: news

Kenya:Country Staring at Health Crisis as Children Miss Vaccination
[Nation] Elizabeth Auma's baby was six-months-old and was due for a polio vaccine when nurses went on strike. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:NPHCDA Counts Gains, Pledges to Do More
[This Day] Kuni Tyessi -The Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Faisal Shuaib, has said the agency had in the past one year conducted polio campaign in high risk polio states in the country, with the aim of preventing its re-occurrence in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Race To Eradicate Guinea Worm And Polio Experienced Roadblocks In 2017
This year, the world came tantalizingly close to wiping out two human diseases: Guinea worm and polio. But right at the finish line, both eradication projects have run into surprising roadblocks. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michaeleen Doucleff Source Type: news

West Africa:Militants in Lake Chad Region Block Polio Program
[VOA] Scientists warn a campaign to eradicate polio in central Africa is falling short because of upheaval in the Lake Chad Basin area, where the Boko Haram militant group remains active. On the positive side, on country -- Gabon - has been declared polio-free. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - December 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Introduction of Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine and Impact on Vaccine-Associated Paralytic Poliomyelitis — Beijing, China, 2014–2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - December 14, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Somalia:Somalia Launches Polio Campaign Targeting 700000 Children
[Dalsan Radio] Somalia' Health Ministry together with UNICEF and WHO has launched what it hopes is its last effort to completely wipe out polio from the Horn of Africa country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - December 12, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rohingya Refugees: The Woes of Women – Part One
Rohingya women of Balukhali camp embarking on the trek to the toilets. Credit: Umer Aiman Khan/IPSBy Sohara Mehroze ShachiCOX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Dec 7 2017 (IPS)Afia* lines up her bucket every morning in the refugee camp for water delivery from humanitarian relief workers. On one particularly sweltering day, she kept four water pitchers in a row with gaps between them, hoping to insert another empty container in the space when the water arrived.When another refugee saw this, she kicked away Afia’s pitchers, and a raging quarrel broke out. That night, the woman’s local boyfriend attacked Afia in her house, kic...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sohara Mehroze Shachi Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs Projects Women's Health Bangladesh Internati Source Type: news

“Ambition & Action ” Needed to End Open Defecation
Women village councilors in Penakota, a village in southeast India, go out into a field to relieve themselves, as there are no toilets in their workplace. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Will HigginbothamUNITED NATIONS, Nov 27 2017 (IPS)What would life be like without access to a toilet? What if our waste was not properly disposed of?For those in the developed world, such questions are hard to fathom, but for 2.3 billion people around the world it’s a reality. Without access to a toilet many are forced to defecate in the open, significantly increasing the changes of spreading diseases.The sixth Sustainable Development Goal...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Will Higginbotham Tags: Development & Aid Gender Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

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

Statement of the 15th IHR Emergency Committee regarding the international spread of poliovirus
IHR Emergency Committee statement on polio, 14 November 2017 (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: poliomyelitis [subject], polio, poliovirus, polio encephalitis, Afghanistan [country], Eastern Mediterranean Region [region], Statement [doctype] 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 11, 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