Posts tagged as: polio

Pakistan Finally Sees Major Decline in Number of Polio Cases

WHO concerned over Polio outbreak in Syria

According to health officials, Pakistan is witnessing an improvement in the polio crisis and the number of cases has declined this year. This is mainly due to the military’s assistance in dispensing polio vaccines to far-flung areas, especially those which were inaccessible earlier due to militant groups. The World Health Organization (WHO) has also reported […]

Polio Still Challenging in Pakistan

A global expert recently reported how Pakistan is a challenging ground for eradicating polio. Despite so many campaigns that have been carried out in the country, it is becoming increasingly difficult for the teams to reach out to every single child in the region so that he/she can be given the necessary medicine. Pakistan is […]

World Polio Day 2013: Pakistan fails to defeat the disease

Pakistan is one of three countries left in the world where polio remains endemic, the other two being neighboring Afghanistan, and Nigeria.The number of polio cases in Pakistan has dropped from 25,000 16 years ago, to just over 40 cases this year. However, a Taliban ban on vaccinations and attacks on health workers mean that […]

Attacks on polio teams: World Health Organization stops field work in Pakistan

As a continuity of the orchestrated attack on polio campaigning teams, the World Health Organization (WHO) has directed its field staff to stop work in Pakistan.   At least two people were killed and two others were injured when three teams involved in the nationwide polio vaccination drive were attacked in Peshawar, Nowshera and Charsadda, in […]

Unknown militants kill five anti-polio campaigners including four women in Karachi

In another setback to the country’s polio eradication efforts, at least five anti-polio campaigners, four of them women, were gunned down in Karachi in an hour in two separate incidents on Tuesday.   Reports said two women campaigners were on their duty in Gulshan-e-Buner area of Landhi when they were shot at and killed. Only […]

Consistent economic policies will be ensured: President Zardari

President Asif Ali Zardari has said that consistent economic policies will be ensured in the country.   While addressing 36th Export Award Ceremony in Karachi on Tuesday night, he said that the PPP led government made constitutional reforms and is continuing war against terrorism throughout the country.   He said we will make Pakistan more […]

President Zardari vows to make Pakistan polio-free country

Reiterating the government’s resolve to make Pakistan polio-free country, President Asif Ali Zardari said all efforts would be made for the complete eradication of the viral disease from the country. The president also directed health authorities to follow innovative strategies in reaching out to those parts of the populace that were still serving as reservoirs […]

Polio again breathing in many parts of the country

Polio stood more less reduced to the brinks of total elimination across the world a couple of years ago but some cases used to be occasionally reported in four countries, India, Nigeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan, where the virus could not be completely eradicated. Still the number of polio patients never exceeded to the degree of […]

President Zardari urges all stakeholders to work for polio eradication

Reiterating his call for the active involvement of all segments of society in eradicating polio from the country, President Asif Ali Zardari has urged all segments of society including religious scholars, media, non-governmental organizations and civil society to play there active role. The president while presiding a meeting underscored the involvement of Ulema and tribal […]

Aseefa Bhutto Zardari vows to eradicate polio from Pakistan

Aseefa Bhutto Zardari, the daughter of President Asif Ali Zardari and Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto vowed to carry on the mission of her mother by standing up against forces that have politicized the anti-polio campaigns. While interviewing to Express Tribune, Pakistan’s goodwill ambassador Aseefa Bhutto said, “We would not allow them (Taliban) to disrupt the anti-polio […]

Nation requires unanimous support to fight against polio

Today is the last day of a three-day nation-wide polio campaign and the vaccination teams made efforts to reach out to each and every child of the country but it is not enough to eradicate the disease. Regrettably, the most vulnerable region, FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Areas), is again being left out due to a […]

How to diagnose and treat Poliomyelitis?

Poliomyelitis is an infectious viral disease with a member of the genus enterovirus and affects the central nervous system, brain and spinal cord and can cause temporary or permanent paralysis. The virus of this disease spread by direct person to person contact, or contact with infected mucus or phlegm from the nose or mouth and […]


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