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Latest Poliomyelitis eradication Stories

2010-06-24 04:05:00

Rising rates could spill into other countries The rapidly growing polio outbreak in Tajikistan raises serious concerns that the disease could spread to other regions in the world, states an editorial http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/doi/10.1503/cmaj.100831 in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) www.cmaj.ca. It is imperative that health agencies attempt to limit further spread by ensuring high vaccination rates. Polio is a serious disease that can cause paralysis and death in both children and...

2010-06-18 15:26:00

WASHINGTON, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has pledged $1.2 million in support for national poliomyelitis (polio) vaccination campaigns across Central Asia to fight the first outbreak of polio in the region since 2002. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091022/USAIDLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091022/USAIDLOGO) "Working together we can, and must, make sure that each child is immunized and thus...

2010-06-15 08:00:00

NEW YORK, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, gave the Kick Polio Out of Africa (KPOA) campaign a boost by signing the football as it traveled from Cape Town to Egypt ahead of the 2010 World Cup. During the ball's epic journey through 22 polio-affected and high-risk countries, Rotary clubs throughout Africa mobilized the public for massive immunizations and raising awareness for polio eradication. Gates lauded Rotary's efforts to help...

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2010-04-17 15:25:00

Failure to pursue eradication of polio worldwide given the capacity and opportunity to do so is a violation of ethical principles, foremost among them a "duty to rescue" those in distress, according to ethicists writing in this week's edition of the Lancet. Claudia Emerson, PhD, Program Leader in Ethics, and Peter A. Singer, MD, Director of the Canadian-based McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health (MRC) at the University Health Network and University of Toronto, present a series of...

2010-04-06 06:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The Netherlands Vaccine Institute (NVI) and PharmaJet, Inc. have entered into a collaboration aimed at helping speed the eradication of polio. The parties have been working together to evaluate PharmaJet's intra-dermal needle-free delivery technology with NVI's Salk inactivated polio vaccine (IPV). The collaboration aims to demonstrate that the immune response from a fractional dose of 0.1 ml vaccine delivered needle-free into the intra-dermal region...

2009-10-23 11:28:00

Rotary clubs worldwide participate in global fundraising campaign, as new polio vaccine is approved for countries still battling the disease EVANSTON, Ill., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recognition of World Polio Day, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone reached in the humanitarian service organization's global fundraising campaign to eradicate polio -- with nearly US$100 million ($99 million to date) raised. As part of a US$355 million challenge grant awarded...

2009-10-16 13:46:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Rotary International has declared October 24, 2009, "World Polio Day" to spotlight its effort to stamp out polio worldwide. In the past 10 years alone Rotarians in Alaska and the Yukon Territory have contributed $680,000 to achieve the dream of a polio-free world. They have also traveled to places such as India and Nigeria to help local people with national immunization days. In 1985, Rotary International joined with the World Health...

2009-10-08 10:59:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Commit Media, the New York-based cause entertainment agency founded by former Jive Records executive and co producer of Billboard No:1 soundtrack album "Twilight," Paul Katz, is harnessing the power of the entertainment industry to advance the missions, causes, and programs of non-profits nationwide. The latest fruit of the agency's labor comes with the announcement of the December 2nd "Concert to End Polio," presented by the New York Philharmonic and...

2009-09-02 09:00:00

Virtuoso Violinist Who Survived Polio As a Child Will Perform in Special Benefit to Protect the World's Children NEW YORK, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rotary International is joining violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman and the world-renowned New York Philharmonic, led by Philharmonic Assistant Conductor Daniel Boico, to present the Concert to End Polio, a benefit performance supporting the global effort to eradicate this disabling childhood disease. (Photo:...

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2009-08-15 08:41:09

Polio is spreading in Nigeria and health officials say that the vaccine used to fight it has caused it, in some cases. The World Health Organization (WHO) issued a warning in July that this vaccine-spread virus might extend beyond Africa.  So far there have been 124 Nigerian children that have become paralyzed this year from the disease, which is about twice those afflicted in 2008. Polio is a dreaded paralyzing disease that has been stamped out in the industrial world. This problem...


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