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Bill Gates thanks Imran Khan for ‘Sehat Ka Ittehad’ polio campaign

Advertisements KARACHI: In a letter sent to Imran Khan, Bill Gates thanked PTI chairman efforts regarding  polio eradication in Pakistan. Gates also expressed an interest in introducing mapping technology to the country in order to help polio combat polio suggested by Imran Khan. Advertisements Gates emphasised the importance of framing …

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KP Police issues Arrest Warrants over Refusals of Polio Vaccine

PESHAWAR: KP Police officials in the province, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa said Friday on that they had issued hundreds of arrest warrants for parents for refusing to vaccinate their children, The NY times reported. “We had 13,000 to 16,000 refusal cases,” the deputy police commissioner for Peshawar, Riaz Khan Mahsud, said in an …

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Ministry of Health stopped NIH sharing polio cases publicly

ISLAMABAD: Though the Pakistan Right to Information Act, 2013 and Article 19(A) of The Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 gives the right to the citizen of Pakistan to information and freedom of the press but the Ministry of National Health Services Regulations and Coordination (NHSRC) has instructed the National Institute of …

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Policeman gun down guarding polio team in Quetta

QUETTA : A police constable deputed for the security of Polio vaccinators was gunned down by unknown attackers in Pashtunabad, on the outskirts of Quetta on Wednesday, police said. “Police constable Zainullah was shot in the head outside a mosque near the Basic Health Unit in Pashtunabad, which caused his …

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First polio case of 2015 reported from Balochistan

QUETTA: The new year’s first polio case was reported today morning from Balochistan’s Chaghi district. Sources from the Balochistan Health Department told a private TV channel that the virus was found in two-year-old Shafi Muhammad from the Barabcha area that lies close to the Afghan-Pak border. This was the first …

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4 Polio workers killed near Quetta

QUETTA: Four Polio workers along with 3 women were shot dead and three others injured in a targeted attack on their vehicle in Eastern Bypass area near Quetta on Wedesday. “The team was on its way to the assigned union council after colllectiing polio vaccines in Killi Ahmzai area when …

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Anti-polio drive launched in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar district administration began an anti-polio drive in the provincial metropolis on Saturday. According to the polio cell in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the drive would continue from 8am to 5pm where some 4,200 teams of health workers and volunteers would administer anti-polio drops to children. The target to vaccinate …

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OPV is not given to 149 polio victims in 2014

PESHAWAR: Rejection by parents to get oral polio vaccine (OPV) administered to their children has been hampering global polio abolition efforts as 149 of total 166 polio-affected children recorded in 2014 so far are those who have not received polio drops, according to data. 166 polio cases have been reported …

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Levies security man guarding polio team in Bajaur gunned down

PESHAWAR: A levies man was killed on Wednesday while protecting a polio team in Damadola area of Bajaur Agency, which is among the seven tribal areas sharing borders with Afghanistan. According to political sources, polio workers were exercising a campaign to vaccinate polio drops to children in Damadola area of …

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This year’s polio toll exceeds than last year

Pakistan has exceeded last year’s polio count of 93 cases as three new cases have been reported, making 94, the total polio cases nationwide till now this year. Polio Virology Laboratory at the National Institute of Health (NIH) confirmed on Wednesday that two new polio cases have been found. An …

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Polio virus belongs to Sukkur detected in Quetta

QUETTA: Polio virus found in Quetta from a sewerage line on Monday was traced to Sukkur. According to an official of the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), the virus found from Quetta actually nurtured in Sukkur city of Sindh Province. “We collected the sample and are investigating it. …

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Imam.e.Kaba will promote Polio awareness

Imam-e-Kaaba to attend conference on Polio Imam-e-Kaaba Abdul Rahman al Sudais will be the guest speaker in the International Ulema Conference on Polio Eradication under the umbrella of The Ministry of Health, Organization of the Islamic Conference and Islamic Development Bank. The conference will be held in Islamabad from June …

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