How far is Pakistan willing to go to fight polio? — Deutsche welle de

Pakistani police recently arrested nearly 500 parents for refusing to allow their children to be vaccinated against polio in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. DW examines why vaccination efforts have failed up to this point. At least 470 parents were arrested on March 2 at the beginning of a three-day regional vaccination campaign in the provincial capital…

The Hidden Costs Of Fighting Polio In Pakistan — NPR org

During nationwide polio campaigns, hundreds of thousands of health workers go door to door, giving children two drops of the polio vaccine. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Pakistan is currently at the center of the global effort to eradicate polio. Although the country has reported only about a cases this year, that’s more cases than in all…

WHO: ‘Pakistan is one of the taps for poliovirus’ — Deutsche Welle

The World Health Organization has identified Pakistan as one of the countries posing the greatest risk of spreading polio. WHO spokeswoman Sona Bari explains how various international outbreaks are linked to the country. On May 5, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the spread of polio an international public health emergency, with three countries identified…

Pakistan: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa health programme a success — Central Asia Online com

The province’s health campaign has led to record number of vaccinations. Pakistani volunteers distribute hygiene kits in Shaheen Muslim Town, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, as part of the Sehat Ka Insaf (health for all) programme March 15. The programme focuses on polio eradication. [Ashfaq Yusufzai] (…) Security has impeded efforts in the past, as Taliban militants have…

Anti-polio drive planned for 4th put off – Dawn com Pakistan

KARACHI, Feb 2: The government on Saturday decided to indefinitely put off an anti-polio campaign, which was set to begin on Feb 4, in view of the city’s deteriorating law and order situation. “snip” Referring to an AKU survey, he said the survey of 12 high-risk union councils in Karachi comprising a range of respondents…

Polio Mostly Eradicated Globally – VOA News on Aga Khan University head Pediatrician Anita Zaidi’s progress report in Atlanta

Jessica Berman November 15, 2012 The global scourge of polio has been virtually eradicated, reaching historically low numbers this year.  But pockets of the disease remain in South Asia and Africa because of the refusal of some parents to immunize their children.  International public health officials counted 177 polio cases worldwide for the first ten…

One million Pakistani children miss polio vaccination – Dawn com News

ISLAMABAD: Almost one million Pakistani children were left out of a polio vaccination drive which ended Wednesday, officials said, as unrest and flooding limited access and some parents viewed the campaign as a Western “conspiracy”. Data obtained by AFP showed that some 998,569 children of the 32 million targeted during the three-day nationwide drive, backed…

PPA demands eradication of polio from Pakistan – Pakistan Press International News

Karachi: Experts belonging to Pakistan Paediatric Association have urged redoubled efforts to eradicate polio from Pakistan. Dr. Amir M. K. Jogezai, President, Pakistan Paediatric Association Centre, Prof. Dr. Zareen Fasih, Secretary General, Pakistan Paediatric Association Centre, Prof. Tariq Bhutta, Chairman, National Immunization Advisory Group, Lahore, Dr. A. Ghaffar Billoo, Aga Khan University Hospital Karachi, Prof….