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2013-04-23 00:20:57

Global Leaders Unite to Give All Children a Healthy Start to Life ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 300 global leaders, health and development experts, vaccinators, celebrities, philanthropists, and business leaders will gather tomorrow in Abu Dhabi in the first Global Vaccine Summit to endorse the critical role that vaccines and immunization play in giving children a healthy start to life. Despite tremendous progress, one child still dies...

2013-04-09 12:30:21

Alwaleed Foundation Pledges $30 Million to Global Polio Eradication Initiative RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation-Global (Registered in Lebanon), chaired by HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, signed a Memorandum of Collaboration (MOC) in a unique partnership with The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, co-chaired by Mr. Bill Gates to bolster the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. The Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation...

2013-03-06 20:22:17

Global leaders unite to reaffirm commitment to end polio and improve child health ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Under the patronage of His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and in partnership with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, it was announced today that...

2013-02-28 08:28:58

Money to support final push for polio eradication NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michael R. Bloomberg today announced a $100 million donation to support polio eradication efforts through Bloomberg Philanthropies. The donation will help fund the Global Polio Eradication Initiative's (GPEI) six year plan to eradicate polio. Polio is a vaccine-preventable disease that can lead to paralysis or death. Due to tremendous advances in 2012, there are today the fewest number...

2013-02-22 16:23:15

Marking its 108(th) anniversary, service organization urges governments at every level to support global eradication effort EVANSTON, Ill., Feb. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every year, Rotary clubs use the Feb. 23 anniversary of Rotary International as a platform to rally support for the humanitarian group's top priority: the global eradication of the crippling disease polio. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130222/DC64979-INFO) In a break from recent tradition of...

2013-02-01 12:22:55

EVANSTON, Ill., Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- South Korean pop star Psy has joined the growing roster of public figures and celebrities participating in Rotary's "This Close" public awareness campaign for polio eradication. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130201/DC52788) Psy, whose world renowned "Gangnam Style" video has become the first in the history of the internet to reach and surpass one billion YouTube views, will help Rotary achieve its goal of a polio-free...

2012-12-19 16:24:15

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- IntraHealth International strongly condemns the killings of at least eight health workers--seven of whom were female--over the past several days in Pakistan. According to the BBC and other news outlets, at least eight polio vaccination workers and one driver have been fatally shot, leading UNICEF to temporarily suspend its program to eradicate polio in Pakistan. "These attacks on health workers who were providing essential humanitarian...

2012-11-28 08:30:44

NEW YORK, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Jeffrey Modell Foundation (JMF), a global non-profit organization dedicated to early diagnosis, proper treatment, and public awareness of genetic immune deficiency diseases, known as Primary Immunodeficiencies (PI), today announced a working collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to achieve a common goal to end polio worldwide. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...

2012-11-14 11:21:43

But researchers, reporting at ASTMH annual meeting, also cite barriers to complete elimination from a surge of cases in Nigeria to intensifying vaccine refusals in Pakistan Polio cases worldwide reached historic lows in 2012, and for the first time there were no new outbreaks beyond countries already harboring the disease, leaving researchers confident that a massive and re-energized international campaign to eradicate polio is on a path to success, according to presentations today at the...

2012-11-13 08:36:03

WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- InnoCentive, Inc., the global leader in open innovation, crowdsourcing, and prize competitions, and BeyondPolio, an initiative of the Jonas Salk Legacy Foundation and the investment firm Spencer Trask, today announced the solutions of its first Innovation Challenge which sought to identify ways to reduce the cost and facilitate the use of the inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) in low- and middle-income countries. This Challenge achieved...