Polio

WHO certifies Gabon as polio free

File: Cases of polio have decreased by 99 percent since 1988, when polio was endemic in 125 countries and 350,000 cases were recorded worldwide. …

News (South Africa)

Polio virus discovered at Melbourne sewerage plant

The polio virus has been detected in Melbourne's sewerage system, prompting health authorities to issue a warning about the importance of …

Public Health

Give Hope - Gift of Health

From immunizations to bed nets to pre-natal care, UNICEF goes to the ends of the earth to keep children healthy.<p>Last year, UNICEF:<p>Saved 3 million …

Health

Vaccines aren't enough – we're working on a way to stop the polio virus for good

There were just 74 cases of polio reported worldwide in 2015. Thanks to a global vaccination drive, this crippling disease, which once affected …

Public Health

After Beating Polio, She's On A Mission To Eradicate It. And She Just Might Succeed.

Once a survivor, now a life saver.<p>Anne Lee Hussey went from being a polio survivor to preventing children from contracting the life-threatening …

Public Health

No Polio case reported from FATA in last two years

ISLAMABAD, Dec 6 (APP):No polio case was reported during last two years in the Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA) due to effective<br>polio …

Public Health

How 1957 polio epidemic changed lives of Belfast women

Sixty years after the epidemic here, Rotary International and the One Last Push campaign is bringing those affected by the disease together at a …

News (Ireland)

What’s worse than witchcraft and voodoo?

One of the great illusions of our time is that we live in a civilized world. This implies that we have risen above witchcraft and voodoo.We live in a …

Public Health

I Grew Up With Polio. Now I'm On A Quest To Ensure No Other Child Has To

I was seven months old when my mother took me to see a doctor in Suran, my hometown in Syria. I had a high fever, and she had noticed weakness in …

Public Health

The last of the iron lungs

<b>That’s the title of this excellent article by Jennings Brown, and I urge you to go and read the whole thing. It’s the tale of perhaps the last 3</b> …

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Rotarian’s pumpkin-carving skills put to good use - Surrey Now-Leader

<b>S</b>emiahmoo Rotarian Stewart Peddemors offered his incredible talent for carving pumpkins to help raise funds for the final push to eradicate polio …

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

KP Governor for continued efforts against polio in FATA

PESHAWAR, Nov 17 (APP):The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Engr. Iqbal Zafar Jhagra Friday said that it was a great achievement that no new case of polio …

Pakistan

Pakistan, Afghanistan Report Historic Dip in Polio Cases

Afghanistan and Pakistan officially are now the only two nations across the globe to have reported wild polio virus cases so far this year, though …

Pakistan

Call to Step Up Fight Against Pneumonia in Africa

Call to Step Up Fight Against Pneumonia in AfricaOur progress in the fight against pneumonia remains inadequate. Deaths from measles, AIDS, malaria …

Vaccination

Harvard Immunologist: Unvaccinated Children Pose ZERO Risk to Anyone and Here’s Why

Unvaccinated children DO NOT pose a higher threat to the public.The post Harvard Immunologist: Unvaccinated Children Pose ZERO Risk to Anyone and …

Public Health

Jennifer is not joking!

“Thousands of deaths are occur due to Hepatitis A and E, millions are dead because of Typhoid fever, uncountable are suffering by cause of Malaria, …

Public Health

Andy Serkis's Breathe is a haunting reminder of the pre-vaccine era

It is humbling to think that a disease once responsible for the paralysis of many thousands of children each year is now safely contained within the …

Public Health

Bill Gates predicts polio will be eliminated this year

Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said he believed wild poliovirus would be eliminated from the Earth this year, two years earlier than he anticipated.<p>The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation he hosts with his wife has donated some $3 billion to eradicate polio in the world, CNBC …

Health

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 …

Disease

Health Ministry takes effective measures against polio: Saira Afzal

According to Radio Pakistan, Health Minister Saira Afzal Tarrar says the government is committed to eliminate Polio from the country.<p>Talking to PTV, …

Health

Stop bombarding me with messages telling me to 'buy, buy, buy'

I write regarding <i>How to be frugal and still enjoy UAE living</i> (October 24). Just as the article touches upon, we all need to try to live within our …

Abu Dhabi

Polio and me: a Syrian doctor’s story - UNICEF Connect

I was seven months old when my mother took me to see a doctor in Suran, my hometown. I had a high fever, and she had noticed weakness in both my …

Public Health

PM

ISLAMABAD, Oct 24 (APP):Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Tuesday said after almost three decades of investments, efforts and sacrifices Pakistan …

Pakistan

The Fight Against Polio: Why Rotary Is Investing in Zero and Beyond

When was polio last in Europe? Most people would guess 2002, the year the region was certified "polio-free." Unfortunately, Being certified …

Public Health

CNN Reporter Mocks Trump For Helping Polio Survivor Mitch McConnell Up White House Steps

CNN political reporter Daniella Diaz thought it was funny.<p>That hand-lock between Trump and McConnell, though. https://t.co/xFClDYCmdQ<p>— Daniella Diaz …

Conservative View

CNN Reporter Jokes About McConnell Needing Help on Stairs — Immediately Gets a History Lesson

If you don't know the story, it's probably best not to tweet about it.<p>That's the tough lesson CNN political reporter Daniella Diaz is learning after …

Donald Trump

CNN Reporter Mocks Polio Survivor Mitch McConnell For Needing Trump's Help With Stairs

CNN political reporter Daniella Diaz made an off-color remark Monday about Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell holding President Donald Trump’s …

Donald Trump

CNN reporter mocks Mitch McConnell for needing help with stairs, not realizing he survived polio

CNN political reporter Daniella Diaz sent a tweet on Monday pointing out that President Trump and Sen. Mitch McConnell locked hands while walking up stairs at the White House following their Rose Garden press conference. Diaz seemed to be mocking the Republican duo – but while followers quickly …

Entertainment

CNN reporter makes fun of polio survivor McConnell for needing Trump’s help to climb steps

Who said what?<p>CNN political reporter Daniella Diaz posted a video on Twitter Monday afternoon mocking President Donald Trump helping Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) up the steps after concluding their joint Rose Garden news conference.<p>“That hand-lock between Trump and McConnell, …

Conservative View

The Threat of Polio in the Badlands of Boko Haram

The last vestiges of the devastating virus persist where terrorists stop vaccines from reaching babies and children.<p>In a crowded square in the ancient Nigerian city of Kano, outside the palace of one of the Emir’s princelings, a menagerie of community leaders gathered this spring to combat an …

Public Health