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America reports first case of polio after almost a decade

The first case of polio was reported in America after almost nine years. The New York State Department of Health said a person living in Rockland County, 30 miles (48 km) north of Manhattan, has been diagnosed with polio. Read

Fourth poliovirus case reported in Pakistan this year

ISLAMABAD: A fourth poliovirus case was confirmed on Wednesday in North Waziristan. According to the spokesperson of the Ministry of Health, this is the fourth case of polio reported in Pakistan and all cases have been reported in North Waziristan

Pakistan marks one year polio-free

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan marking one-year polio-free for the first time ever in the country’s hisotry. The last infection of the wild poliovirus was recorded on January 27, 2021, according to officials. To formally eradicate the disease, a nation must be polio-free

Policeman injures father on refusing polio drops for children

KARACHI: A policeman opened fire at a civilian in Karachi for refusing to be his child vaccinated against poliovirus. The injured was shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital. The incident took place near New Karachi Sector 5-F Allahwali Mosque. After the

No polio case in Pakistan during last 10 months: PM informed

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday lauded the efforts of provincial health departments and district administration in taking effective measures against polio. In the last 10 months, no case of Wild Polio Virus (WPV1) was reported in Pakistan compared

Despite his disability a man suffering from polio affirms to work hard

A man named Ali Hassan works hard day and night on a tyre puncture shop despite suffering from polio since the age of one. Ali Hassan said, his friend brought him to a tyre puncture shop. When the owner of

PM Imran Khan, Bill Gates discuss polio eradication campaign

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan and Microsoft founder Bill Gates had a telephonic conversation and exchanged views on the polio eradication campaign. According to details, PM Imran Khan apprised the philanthropist of the efforts being made to eradicate polio in

Pakistan will eradicate polio in upcoming year: PM Khan tells Bill Gates

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday had a telephonic conversation with philanthropist Bill Gates and discussed a range of issues including the polio eradication campaign. The prime minister said earnest efforts are continuing to further intensify the anti-polio campaign

Threats to vaccinations

Vaccinations have been hailed as being one of the major achievements in the 20th Century which have eradicated several diseases and our response system. But not everyone agrees. In the past few years, the opposition to vaccines has risen in

Anti-polio campaign to start countrywide from today

ISLAMABAD: An anti-polio campaign of various durations will start across the country from today aiming to inoculate over four million children. The SOPs to protect from coronavirus will be strictly implemented during the campaign. In Punjab, 20 million children between

Five-day nationwide polio campaign to start on March 29

ISLAMABAD: A five-day polio vaccination campaign will start from March 29 during which over 40 million children under the age of five will be inoculated. Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Health Dr Faisal Sultan launched the national polio immunisation drive

First polio case of 2021 reported in Balochistan

QUETTA: The first case of poliovirus in the year 2021 has been reported in Balochistan. According to the health department, a 28-month-old child has been diagnosed with poliovirus in Qila Abdullah. A new case of polio has been reported from

Five-day anti-polio drive in different parts of Pakistan begins

ISLAMABAD: A five-day anti-polio drive in different parts of Pakistan will start from today. According to details, a five-day anti-polio drive in Balochistan is starting in all 33 districts from today. In the province, more than 2.4 million children up

New case of polio surfaced in Balochistan

QUETTA: A new case of poliovirus has been reported in Balochistan, according to the health department. The Balochistan Health Department said that the health department, the virus was confirmed in a 16-month-old baby in the Gulistan area of Qila Abdullah.

Five-day anti-polio campaign begins today

ISLAMABAD: A five-day nationwide polio eradication campaign will commence on Monday during which over 39 million children below five years of age will be administered anti-polio vaccine across the country. This is the first nationwide campaign in the country after its

Bill Gates acknowledges Pakistan’s efforts amid COVID-19 pandemic

RAWALPINDI: Philanthropist Bill Gates had acknowledged Pakistan’s efforts in managing the COVID-19 pandemic despite the current rise in cases. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa had a telephonic conversation with Bill Gates

Asifa Bhutto urges parents to vaccinate children against polio

KARACHI: Asifa Bhutto Zardari, sister of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has appealed to the people to vaccinate their children against polio. An Anti-polio campaign has commenced in 128 districts of Pakistan from today in which more

30 mn children to be vaccinated in anti-polio campaign from today

ISLAMABAD: An Anti-polio campaign has commenced in 128 districts of Pakistan from today in which more than 30 million children will be vaccinated against polio. The National Coordinator for the Polio Program said that children under the age of five

Nationwide polio eradication campaign begins today

ISLAMABAD: A five-day nationwide polio eradication campaign commenced on Monday during which 45 million children below five years age will be administered anti-polio vaccine across the country. This is the first nationwide campaign in the country after its four-month suspension

Another polio case reported in Balochistan

BALOCHISTAN: The polio emergency operation center Pakistan has reported one more polio case from Balochistan on Monday, taking the provincial tally figure for this year to 18.  A 15-month-old girl tested positive for poliovirus in Balochistan’s Pishin district. In this

KP govt doubles anti-polio workers’ daily wages

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has increased the daily wage of anti-polio workers from Rs 500 to Rs 1,000. According to the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), the wages of anti-polio workers have been increased from Rs 500 to Rs 1,000.

PM Imran, Bill Gates discuss COVID-19 response, polio campaign

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan spoke with philanthropist Bill Gates to discuss the latest situation on COVID-19 response and resumption of polio vaccination campaign in Pakistan. During the conversation, the prime minister apprised Bill Gates about the improved COVID-19 situation

Another polio case emerges in Balochistan

QUETTA: The polio emergency operation center Pakistan has reported one more polio case from Balochistan on Monday, taking the provincial tally figure for this year to 16.  According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), a 20-month-old boy was affected

Three-day anti-polio campaign begins today

KARACHI: A three-day anti-polio vaccination drive will begin in Sindh’s capital from today till 23rd July. According to the Sindh Emergency Operation Centre for Polio, the drive will be conducted in two districts of Karachi and will target children less

Another polio case emerges in Balochistan

QUETTA: The polio emergency operation center Pakistan has reported one more polio case from Balochistan on Saturday, taking the provincial tally figure for this year to 15. According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), a 17-month-old girl was affected

IsDB approves $60m for polio eradication programme

ISLAMABAD: The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) has approved a $60 million supplementary fund for the polio eradication programme in Pakistan. The new financing has been approved by the IsDB Board of Executive Directors at the virtual meeting held in Jeddah

Major anti-polio drive to begin in Punjab next month

LAHORE: A polio vaccination drive which was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, will begin in Punjab from the upcoming month. According to the details, the government has started preparations to launch the campaign in the second

COAS Bajwa discusses polio eradication drive with Bill Gates

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa held a telephone conversation with renowned philanthropist Bill Gates. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations, the call with the Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) was held

Rethinking anti-polio strategy

It has been emphasised several times that Pakistan is in the midst of a polio epidemic. The country is one of the last bastions of polio on the planet, and rather than given millions of children a fighting chance against

Four more polio cases emerge in Sindh, KPK

ISLAMABAD: Both Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa reported as many as four new cases of polio, reaching the tally to 12 for the current year 2020. An official of the National Institute of Health (NIH) said the cases of Sindh were