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Gabon declared as polio-free country by WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially declared Gabon a “polio-free country” because of lack of new reported or suspected cases in the central African country. Polio is a highly-infectious viral disease which mainly affects young children and can result in permanent paralysis. There is no cure and it can only be prevented through immunization. ..

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The 2017 World Polio Day (WPD) observed on 24 October

The World Polio Day (WPD) is observed every year by the World Health Organization (WHO) on October 24 to raise awareness about the hazards of the crippling and potentially fatal infectious disease. The day was established by Rotary International over a decade ago to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who led the first team ..

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Union Government launches IPV injection as part of global polio endgame strategy

The Union Government has launched inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) injection as part of the global polio endgame strategy in New Delhi. The vaccine was launched by the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda in New Delhi. It was launched as part of India’s next step in Universal Immunization Programme (UIP) to ..

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24 October: World Polio Day

World Polio Day is observed annually across the world on 24 October. The day seeks to create awareness about the hazards of the crippling Polio disease. To mark this day, Rotary International has organised numerous events across different countries. It is also planning to make world Polio free by 2019 by stepping up its vaccination ..

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Government launches Mission Indradhanush to immunise kids against 7 vaccine-preventable diseases

Government has launched Mission Indradhanush to immunise kids against 7 vaccine-preventable diseases. Mission Indradhanush depicts 7 colours of the rainbow which aims to cover all those children by 2020 who are either unvaccinated, or are partially vaccinated against 7 vaccine preventable diseases. 7 preventable diseases: diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, polio, tuberculosis, measles and hepatitis B. ..

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Polio a global health emergency: WHO

WHO may declare Polio a global health emergency. Why WHO might declare Polio a Global Health Emergency? WHO may declare this owing to complacency in efforts to eradicate the virus forever. Polio is still endemic to Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria because of recent outbreaks in countries once declared polio free. Albeit India has achieved success ..

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