Pakistan News

    Global Eradication Of Polio In Pakistan

  • Nigeria marks polio-free year, raising global eradication hopes

    LONDON: Nigeria marked its first year without a single case of polio on Friday, reaching a milestone many experts had thought would elude it as internal conflict hampered the battle against the crippling disease...

    It means the country could come off the list of countries where polio is endemic in a few weeks, once the World Health Organization (WHO) can confirm that the last few samples taken from people in previously affected areas...

  • Global body concerned over ‘inadequate’ polio eradication efforts

    ISLAMABAD: The independent monitoring board of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) has expressed its greatest concern that Pakistan has not been able to demonstrate success in clearing even one of the three traditional reservoirs of wild polioviruses...

    Pakistan’s failure to address variations in the quality and general inconsistency in performance of polio vaccination rounds is coming home to roost...

  • Bill Gates appreciates Pakistan's progress in polio eradication

    Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation co-chairman Bill Gates on Thursday appreciated the progress achieved in eradication of polio over the last four years in Pakistan and expressed hope that the goal of complete eradication from the remaining three pockets in the country would be achieved soon...

    Gates reiterated his continued interest in working together for eradication of polio in Pakistan...

  • Pakistan told to effectively enforce action plan on polio eradication

    ISLAMABAD: An eight-member delegation of the highest technical body on the polio eradication programme has suggested that Pakistan ensure effective implementation of the National Emergency Action Plan (NEAP)...

    The Technical Advisory Group (TAG), headed by Dr Jean Marc Olive, visited Pakistan and met different stakeholders and left on Saturday...

  • Bill Gates sees eradication of polio in Pakistan by ’17

    DOHA: Bill Gates said on Wednesday that “with any luck” polio would be eradicated by 2017 in the last two countries where it remains active — Pakistan and Afghanistan...

    The Microsoft founder, who has donated billions to fight global diseases, was speaking in Doha at the official announcement of a $50 million donation from Qatar to “The Lives and Livelihood Fund”...

  • Japan to provide $4.6 million grant to assist Pakistan’s efforts for polio eradication

    6 million in grant-aid to Pakistan to support the supply of essential polio vaccine for the campaigns during the 2018-19 low transmission season of the poliovirus...

    The grant will support the procurement of 25 million doses of oral polio vaccine (OPV), sufficient to vaccinate children under the age of five in the high-risk districts across Pakistan and enabling the programme to quickly close the immunity gaps...

  • Pakistan assures donors of efforts for polio eradication

    ISLAMABAD: The government of Pakistan has assured international donors and partners of renewing efforts to eradicate poliovirus amid serious concerns over its resurgence in the country...

    RLM Forum is a biennial event that brings together global health leaders to share their insights and best practices on how to map out, eliminate and eradicate infectious diseases...

  • Eradication of polio still a distant dream

    ISLAMABAD: While the world observed polio day on Saturday, eradicating the virus in Pakistan still seemed like a distant dream...

    Though the government has made many efforts, including taking religious segments onboard, ensuring military accessibility to the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) through the Zarb-i-Azab operation and launching awareness campaigns, polio cases are still being reported from all four provinces as...

  • Turnaround seen in polio eradication campaign

    ISLAMABAD: Khyber Pakhtun­khwa, particularly its southern parts and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, were the main area of concern for the polio eradication programme till recent past...

    This was said by Focal Person for the National Task Force on Polio Eradication, Senator Ayesha Raza Farooq, at a meeting of the task force at the Prime Minister House on Thursday...

  • Officials directed to make polio eradication drive a success

    PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has directed the health department and district administrations to make polio eradication campaigns a success in the province and ensure to achieve targets of the drives through committed and coordinated efforts...

    55 million for polio eradication campaigns in the current financial year and asked the local government department to involve local elected representatives in the...

  • Local govt representatives likely to help in polio eradication

    PESHAWAR: The public representatives elected in the local government elections are likely to help address the chronic problems related to eradication of polio in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa...

    The province, which leads nationwide polio count of 24 with 10 cases, is unable to cover inaccessible children and tackle refusal by parents against the anti-polio vaccine due to lack of a mechanism to fully utilise the union council polio eradication...

  • Women to be hired for polio eradication plan in Bajaur

    KHAR: The United Nations Children Fund (Unicef) has planned to hire female staff for its polio eradication activities in Bajaur Agency, according to sources...

    They said that according to the notification sent to local health department by Unicef few days ago, at least 60 female staffers including community mobilisers and social mobilisers would be hired anti-polio activities across the agency...

  • Japan approves $59m loan for polio eradication

    ISLAMABAD: The Japanese government has approved a loan of $59 million for the polio eradication programme in Pakistan in collaboration with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to help optimise immunisation against polio of children under the age of 5...

    The loan will enable the government to procure about 273 million doses of oral polio vaccine (OPV) to conduct campaigns from 2016 to 2018...

  • More
Back to top