Tag archive for ‘Polio’
By pak_adnews On Monday, March 21st, 2016

Good neighbours ease fears in Pakistan polio fight

In a rundown district of Karachi, Rabia balks at a neighbour’s proposal to vaccinate her children, demonstrating one of the biggest hurdles to eradicating polio in Pakistan by the end of the year: confused More...

By pak_adnews On Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

Pakistan success stories increase hopes of global polio eradication

By Lisa O’Carroll The raid that killed Osama bin Laden in May 2011 was blamed for a spike in polio in Pakistan because some used the CIA’s involvement in the mission – it set up a fake immunisation campaign More...

By pak_adnews On Monday, November 30th, 2015

Swabi polio district coordinator shot dead

Head of Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) Dr Yaqoob was shot dead and his driver injured on Monday when unidentified assailants opened fired on his car in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s Swabi district. “Dr Mohammad More...

By pak_adnews On Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

WHO: Pakistan, Afghanistan Must Step Up Fight Against Polio

Pakistan and Afghanistan must intensify efforts to halt spread of the crippling poliovirus, including better screening of travelers heading abroad, the World Health Organization said on Monday. The WHO emergency More...

By pak_adnews On Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Pakistan’s campaign against militants curbs another menace: polio

By Zulfiqar Ali and Shashank Bengali The Pakistani army’s nearly yearlong campaign against Islamist militants in the northern tribal belt has its skeptics, but one area where experts say its effect has More...

By pak_adnews On Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

For Parents in Pakistan, It’s Vaccinate or Face Jail

By Stav Ziv Hundreds of parents have been arrested in Pakistan for refusing their children’s polio vaccinations after an immunization drive was launched Monday in the northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa More...

By pak_adnews On Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Pakistan’s Polio Tipping Point

By Mark Leon Goldberg Early this month, tragedy struck Pakistan’s polio eradication campaign once again with the killing of two more polio workers and a policeman on patrol with the vaccination teams. The latest More...