Polio in the News

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Humanitarian supplies reach remote areas of South Sudan

Food, vaccines, nutrition supplements and other vital supplies are finally being supplied to Akobo, Jonglei State (South Sudan), near the border with Ethiopia. Aid agencies have also set up emerge...

28 Mar '14 | Humanitarian Aid | South Sudan

Women and children flee violence in Central African Republic

Ongoing violence in the Central African Republic has resulted in over 76,000 people so far, mainly women and children, fleeing north into neighbouring Chad. Many of the displaced people, particular...

04 Mar '14 | Humanitarian Crisis | Central African Republic

Angola celebrates a year without polio

Angola celebrates a year without polio: Angola has made considerable progress against polio by working to improve disease surveillance, increase the quality and coverage of mass polio vaccination c...

10 Aug '12 | Polio | Angola

Violence against children in northern Mali

Reports of children are being killed or injured by explosive devices, recruited into armed groups and subjected to sexual abuse including rape in northern Mali. Closure of most of the schools in th...

06 Jul '12 | Child Welfare | Mali

Calls for social inclusion of children with disabilities in Africa

On the Day of the African Child 2012, UNICEF calls on families, communities and governments throughout the continent to protect children with disabilities from discrimination, violence and neglect,...

16 Jun '12 | Disabilities | Africa

India records one year without polio cases

India appears to have interrupted wild poliovirus transmission, completing one year without polio since its last case, in a 2-year-old girl in the state of West Bengal, on 13 January 2011. India wa...

12 Jan '12 | Polio | India

Saudi Arabia supports polio eradication in Niger

Despite the major progress made in reducing the number of cases of polio in Niger in 2010, the country remains at high risk due to ongoing transmission in neighboring countries. The Kingdom of Saud...

16 Dec '11 | Polio | Niger

Effort to halt polio outbreak in Luanda, Angola

In 2010, 32 people contracted polio in Angola, a disappointing turnaround from 2004, when Angola celebrated three consecutive years free from the virus and the country stood ready to be declared po...

21 Jan '11 | Polio | Angola

Mass vaccination in response to polio in Congo, DRC and Angola

Mass vaccination: Every man, every woman, every child will be immunized irrespective of their past immunization status, said WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Luis Sambo. - This way we can be as...

11 Nov '10 | Polio | International

Launch of the National Child Health Week and Measles Campaign in Zambia

The Ministry of Health in Zambia and partners, including UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO), have launched the Integrated National Child Health Week and Measles Campaign in Chawama comp...

19 Jul '10 | Measles | Zambia

World Health Assembly closes with resolutions on public health

The 62nd World Health Assembly has closed with the adoption of resolutions on several global health issues including primary health care, the prevention and control of multidrug-resistant and exten...

22 May '09 | World Health Assembly | International

World Health Assembly opens amid concerns about flu pandemic

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18 May '09 | Influenza | International

Study identifies human genes required for hepatitis C viral replication

Researchers in the USA are investigating a new way to block reproduction of the hepatitis C virus (HCV)- targeting not the virus itself but the human genes the virus exploits in its life cycle.

18 Mar '09 | Hepatitis | USA

Polio immunisation campaign launched in West Africa

53 million children under 5 yrs are expected to be reached across 8 West African countries in a coordinated polio immunization campaign. The initiative involves 8 countries, namely Benin, Burkina F...

27 Feb '09 | Polio | West Africa

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