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2011-10-24 12:57:00

EVANSTON, Ill., Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recognition of World Polio Day, Rotary clubs are ramping up their efforts to raise the funds and awareness needed to eradicate the crippling disease. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111024/DC92126) This year, significant progress has been made against polio. Polio cases worldwide decreased more than 40 percent during the first eight months of 2011, compared with the same period in 2010. In India, one of four...

2011-10-22 02:00:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On this year's World Polio Day (October 24, 2011), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and a global community of partners are calling for increased commitment and greater accountability from political leaders to end polio, and for supporters around the world to lend their voices to the fight. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/gatesfoundation/49365/ (Photo:...

2011-10-19 05:32:16

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Using outbreak data from 2003-2010, researchers were able to develop a statistical model of the spread of wild polioviruses in Africa that can predict polio outbreak six months in advance.   Kathleen O'Reilly of Imperial College London, UK and colleagues indicated that outbreaks of polio in Africa over the study period resulted mainly from continued transmission in Nigeria and other countries that reported polio cases, and from poor immunization status....

2011-08-31 10:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Global Poverty Project announced today that the Sumner M. Redstone Foundation has donated $1.5 million to further its mission of eradicating extreme poverty. Mr. Redstone is the Executive Chairman of Viacom Inc. and CBS Corporation. The Redstone Foundation contribution will support the Global Poverty Project's "End of Polio Campaign," dedicated to building global support for polio eradication. The Foundation gift will also support the Global...

2011-08-17 20:00:00

4.9 billion Japanese Yen (JPY) loan from JICA to support polio eradication in Pakistan through 2013 TOKYO, Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ms. Sadako Ogata, President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and Mr. Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, today announced a strategic partnership to ensure continued progress in the fight against polio. As the first step in this formal partnership, Ms. Ogata and Mr. Gates also announced an...

2011-07-28 13:45:00

Fans encouraged to join the conversation at www.facebook.com/morethanagoal; Search #morethanagoal on Twitter WASHINGTON, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Futbol Club (FC) Barcelona, FC Barcelona Foundation, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation kicked off a three-year partnership today to energize the global fight to end polio and draw attention to the promise of life-saving vaccines. Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, along with FC Barcelona...

2011-07-28 00:01:02

(PRWEB) July 27, 2011 The United Nations Foundation today welcomed Romania's announcement that it was joining the Global Polio Eradication Initiative with its first grant that will provide polio vaccinations for 40,000 children. Romania is the 20th European Union Member State to sponsor a grant toward the Initiative, and the United Kingdom will match one-fifth of the gift, reaching an additional 8,000 children. "We congratulate Romania on its commitment to helping achieve a polio-free...

2011-05-12 08:00:00

NEW ORLEANS, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A city already famous for its internationality and color will receive more than 19,000 Rotary club members from over 160 countries for the humanitarian service organization's annual convention. Often described as a "mini-United Nations" because of its global scope and cultural diversity, the always colorful Rotary convention is expected to inject more than $22 million into the local economy during its weeklong run at the Ernest N. Morial...

2011-03-04 09:57:00

Violin virtuoso who survived polio as a child will perform in special benefit concert to fight the disease EVANSTON, Ill., March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rotary International, violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman and guest conductor James DePreist join members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to present the Concert to End Polio to benefit the global effort to eradicate this disabling childhood disease. WHEN: The Concert to End Polio will take place at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 7....

2011-02-23 07:30:00

LYON, France and SWIFTWATER, Pa., Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of the sanofi-aventis Group (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY), today will participate in the first international bell-ringing event by a company listed on NYSE Euronext. The events will acknowledge past successes and future challenges in the battle to eradicate polio at the stock exchanges in New York, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and Lisbon. "Sanofi Pasteur stands shoulder to shoulder with...