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Pakistan polio vaccine teams on edge after fatal attacks
Pakistan polio vaccine teams on edge after fatal attacks
Polio workers across Pakistan were instructed to remain vigilant on Thursday after multiple attacks on vaccination teams killed at least three...
New limbs, new life for South Sudan amputees
New limbs, new life for South Sudan amputees
Stephen (12), romps confidently around the sunlit courtyard, weaving in between wheelchair-bound patients as he plays with the other children, his...
Good news, Chicken, the sky isn’t falling
Good news, Chicken, the sky isn’t falling
Humans are partial to bad news. Media outlets reflect and shape this preference, feeding us woe and panic. Long, slow, positive trends don’t make...
Polio cases could be wiped out within 12 months, says World Health Organisation
Polio cases could be wiped out within 12 months, says World Health Organisation
The World Health Organisation is confident polio is in its dying days and could be eradicated within 12 months, despite challenges in...
Africa hits a high point in the fight against polio
Africa hits a high point in the fight against polio
Africa has achieved a year without any new cases of wild polio for the first time, but experts warn that violent insurgencies could yet prove their...
'We testify to spare them our pain'
'We testify to spare them our pain'
The worst moment in Marie Biyela-Manungu's life came when she was waiting for a bus in Kinshasa and they refused to let her get on because she was...
Fighting halts polio vaccination in northern Syria
Fighting halts polio vaccination in northern Syria
Heavy fighting has prevented health workers from getting polio vaccine to an estimated 100 000 Syrian children in the northeastern province of...
Vaccination ceasefire urged in Syria
Vaccination ceasefire urged in Syria
Syria’s government and rebels were urged this week to respect “vaccination ceasefires” and allow access to hundreds of thousands...
WHO confirms polio outbreak among Syria's children
WHO confirms polio outbreak among Syria's children
A polio outbreak has been confirmed among young children in north-east Syria, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday.
Eight UN polio eradication workers killed in Pakistan
Eight UN polio eradication workers killed in Pakistan
This took place on Wednesday in an unprecedented string of attacks over the past three days that has partially halted the UN-backed campaign.
Gates joins Africa's richest man to fight polio in Nigeria
Gates joins Africa's richest man to fight polio in Nigeria
Microsoft founder Bill Gates's foundation and that of Aliko Dangote, the Nigerian businessman labeled Africa's richest by Forbes, announced...
WHO removes India from polio endemic list
WHO removes India from polio endemic list
India was taken off a list of polio endemic countries by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Saturday, marking a massive victory for health...

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