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

Nigeria: Nigeria, Germany Sign 10 Million Euros Polio Aid Agreement
[Premium Times] The Nigerian government and its German counterpart 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

Health Highlights: June 21, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: 17 Syrian Children Paralyzed by Polio Polio has paralyzed at least 17 children in an outbreak affecting eastern Syria, the World Health... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

WHO says child from Raqqa among 15 new polio cases in Syria
GENEVA (Reuters) - Fifteen new cases of polio have been confirmed in Syria, including a child who may have caught the disease in Raqqa, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Experts still don't know anything about polio-like illness
The CDC is no closer to understating a polio-like illness called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a year after an outbreak. It affects the spinal cord and is caused by a fever which can lead to paralysis. (File photo). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FT Health: Beware donor disillusionment
Polio progress, Sue Desmond-Hellmann, pharma deal drought (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Risk of polio spread spikes in DRC after 2 outbreaks, WHO says
Two separate outbreaks of polio have been reported in remote parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a setback for large-scale efforts to eradicate the highly infectious and potentially fatal disease. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UN: Trucks readied to send polio vaccine for IS-held Syria
UN: Trucks readied to send polio vaccine for Islamic State group-held Syrian areas (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WHO Confirms Congo Polio Outbreaks in New Eradication Setback WHO Confirms Congo Polio Outbreaks in New Eradication Setback
Democratic Republic of Congo has suffered two separate outbreaks of polio, a debilitating and potentially deadly disease that the world is trying to eradicate, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Polio outbreaks hit Congo in new eradication setback
Two separate outbreaks of the polio virus have been confirmed in Congo, the World Health Organization says. These are the first cases of polio in the vast Central African nation since 2012. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

2 polio outbreaks in Congo, World Health Organization says
2 polio outbreaks confirmed in Congo, World Health Organization says (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

DR Congo polio outbreak 'from poor vaccine coverage'
A strain of polio virus can arise in areas of low immunisation. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DR Congo polio outbreak hits global eradication goal
Polio is a potentially deadly infection which had been pushed back to just three countries. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO confirms Congo polio outbreaks in new eradication setback
GENEVA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo has suffered two separate outbreaks of polio, a debilitating and potentially deadly disease that the world is trying to eradicate, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 – Syrian Arab Republic
A circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) outbreak has been confirmed in the Deir Al Zour Governorate of the Syrian Arab Republic. There is evidence of genetic linkage among three isolates of type-2 vaccine-derived polioviruses (VDPV2) isolated in the stool specimens of two acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) cases with dates of onset of paralysis on 5 March and 6 May 2017, and the contact specimen of an AFP case collected on 17 April 2017. Al Mayadeen was also the epi-centre of the wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) outbreak in Syrian Arab Republic in 2013. Aggressive multi-country polio outbreak response effectively ...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - June 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Nigeria: U.S., EU, Others Pledge U.S.$1.2 Billion to Eradicate Polio
[Leadership] Global health leaders gathered at the Rotary Convention in Atlanta, yesterday to reaffirm their commitment to eradicating polio and pledged US$ 1.2 billion to finance efforts to end the disease. Thirty years ago, polio paralyzed more than 350,000 children each year in more than 125 countries around the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - June 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

WHO Director-General elect welcomes new funding for polio eradication
WHO Director-General elect, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus welcomes contributions and pledges of US$1.2 billion for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - June 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: poliomyelitis [subject], polio, poliovirus, polio encephalitis, Afghanistan [country], Eastern Mediterranean Region [region], Press release [doctype] Source Type: news

Nigeria: Polio - Global Leaders Pledge U.S.$1.2 Billion to Protect 450 Million Children - Unicef
[Premium Times] In its effort to completely eradicate polio, countries and partners have pledged $1.2 billion to protect 450 million children from the disease every year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - June 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Why is it taking so long to rid the world of polio?
The estimated 22,000 attendees of the Rotary International Convention were quick to their feet Monday morning in Atlanta. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Polio Outbreak in Syria Poses Vaccination Dilemma for WHO Polio Outbreak in Syria Poses Vaccination Dilemma for WHO
Vaccinating too few children in Syria against polio because the six-year-old war there makes it difficult to reach them risks causing more cases in the future, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, posing a dilemma after a recent outbreak.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - June 12, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

WHO DG-elect on high-level US tour to advance new vision for WHO
WHO Director-General elect, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is in the United States of America 12-17 June to share his vision for the WHO with global leaders, before taking up his new position on 1 July. Over 5 days Dr Tedros will meet with Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation; Jim Kim, World Bank Group President; Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director; Tom Price, Secretary of US Health and Human Services; and others, including leadership for the Canadian Ministry of International Development and La Francophonie, Carter Center, United Nations, US Agency for International Development, US Centers for...
Source: WHO news - June 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], emergencies [subject], emergency preparedness, crises, emergency preparedness, poliomyelitis [subject], polio, poliovirus, polio encephalitis, Press release [doctype] Source Type: news

Syrian Polio Outbreak Hits Global Effort to Eradicate Virus Syrian Polio Outbreak Hits Global Effort to Eradicate Virus
Three cases of polio have been confirmed in Syria's Deir al-Zor governorate, the first re-emergence of the virus in Syria since 2014, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative said on Thursday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - June 9, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Polio outbreak in Syria poses vaccination dilemma for WHO
GENEVA (Reuters) - Vaccinating too few children in Syria against polio because the six-year-old war there makes it difficult to reach them risks causing more cases in the future, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, posing a dilemma after a recent outbreak. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

What you don ’t know about the campaign to end polio
While we may soon detect the final naturally occurring case of polio, getting to that point – and ensuring that the disease remains gone – will continue to require money, hard work, and the support of Rotary members and others around the world. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 9, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Erin Biba Source Type: news

New polio strategy working in Pakistan
At a busy toll plaza in Kohat, Pakistan, a three-member vaccination team is working fast. Outfitted in blue Rotary vests and flanked by armed military personnel, the vaccinators approach a white van as it pulls away from the scattered stream of traffic, cars rattling east toward Islamabad and west to the nearby border with Afghanistan. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 9, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Ryan Hyland Source Type: news

Syrian polio outbreak hits global effort to eradicate virus
GENEVA (Reuters) - Three cases of polio have been confirmed in Syria's Deir al-Zor governorate, the first re-emergence of the virus in Syria since 2014, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Three cases of polio confirmed in Syria's Deir al-Zor
GENEVA (Reuters) - Three cases of polio have been confirmed in Syria's Deir al-Zor governorate, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative said in a statement on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Seventieth World Health Assembly update, 25 May
The World Health Assembly today made decisions relating to polio, the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework, and the health workforce. Delegates paid tribute to ongoing efforts to end polio transmission in the last three endemic countries - Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan. They expressed concern about the continued shortage of inactivated poliovirus vaccine, and noted the urgent need to contain polioviruses in safe facilities, destroy unneeded materials, and appropriately contain resources that can be used for research or other purposes. This has become particularly important since the eradication of type 2 of the wi...
Source: WHO news - May 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: health workforce [subject], human resources for health, health workers, healthcare workers, health care workers, influenza [subject], flu, seasonal influenza, pandemic influenza, poliomyelitis [subject], polio, poliovirus, polio encephalitis, Press releas Source Type: news

Health Workers, Facilities Under Attack in 23 Nations; UN Accused of Inaction
May 24, 2017Even one attack on a health worker is one too many.In 2012, two Pakistani health workers were out vaccinating children against polio when they were both shot by extremists. One of them died.The other, shot in the leg, had 11 metal rods inserted into his leg and was hospitalized for three months.In November, I met this remarkable man named Latif (his surname is withheld to protect his security). He is now fully recovered and back to work on the polio vaccination campaign. He told me he never considered giving up.Pakistan reported only two cases of wild poliovirus in 2017  as of May 17 and Latif is dete...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news