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Latest Poliomyelitis eradication Stories

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...

2011-02-21 09:44:00

Rotary joins Sanofi Pasteur at NYSE and exchanges in the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Portugal to hail progress in a global effort to eradicate a crippling disease EVANSTON, Ill., Feb. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rotary International will join vaccine-producer Sanofi Pasteur to ring the trading bells at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and four financial markets in Europe on Feb. 23, to draw international attention to Rotary's ongoing effort to eradicate the crippling...

2011-02-17 09:49:00

From Italy's Trevi Fountain to the New York Stock Exchange, world landmarks will carry Rotary's End Polio Now pledge the week of Feb. 23 EVANSTON, Ill., Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What do Italy's Trevi Fountain, India's Charminar monument, and the New York Stock Exchange building have in common? Each of these iconic landmarks will provide a dramatic backdrop for an equally dramatic message: End Polio Now. Those three words - representing Rotary's pledge to rid the world of...

2011-01-31 10:06:00

Bill Gates leads list of international public figures 'This Close' to ending polio EVANSTON, Ill., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After more than 25 years of hard work, Rotary and its partners are now "This Close" to eradicating polio, and a wide array of public figures and celebrities have signed on to help Rotary spread the word. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110131/DC39086 ) Headlined by Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates, this diverse lineup of...

2011-01-31 07:00:00

Speaking at Historic Roosevelt House, Gates Outlines Why the World Should Prioritize Vaccines and the Eradication of Polio NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, argues the case for polio eradication and expanded childhood immunization in his third annual letter released today. The letter, a personal account of his priorities, also calls on governments to invest in foreign aid, even in the face of a tough...

2011-01-28 11:29:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Get content from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=edb04e54-24b1-41bc-b1f7-aac03a4e0b31&lr=ls British Prime Minister David Cameron said today that the United Kingdom would double its current contribution to polio eradication. Mr. Cameron called on other donors to back the Global Polio Eradication Initiative as he announced the UK's commitment that will see an extra 45 million...

2011-01-28 10:00:00

Citing dramatic gains achieved with polio vaccines, Prime Minister David Cameron, Bill and Melinda Gates call on world leaders to finish the job DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- British Prime Minister David Cameron said today that the United Kingdom would double its current contribution to polio eradication. Mr Cameron called on other donors to back the Global Polio Eradication Initiative as he announced the UK's commitment that will see an extra 45 million...

2011-01-27 12:44:01

On January 27th, the U.S. government and the government of the Russian Federation, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Ministry of Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation (MOHSD), signed a Protocol of Intent on Cooperation for the Global Eradication of Polio. Building upon the foundation of partnership and cooperation established in the Obama Administration "reset" with Russia, USAID...

2011-01-24 06:35:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=21d17bf7-8270-43df-af6d-488e9bd2e7db# The following is a statement from Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: "We commend the government of Pakistan on its commitment to stop the transmission of the polio virus in Pakistan. In just a year's time, I have seen the tremendous progress that can take place and...

2011-01-19 12:49:00

Virtuoso violinist who survived polio as a child will perform in special benefit concert to protect the world's children CHICAGO, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rotary International joins violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman and members of the world-renowned Chicago Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor James DePreist, to present the Concert to End Polio, a benefit performance supporting the global effort to eradicate this disabling childhood disease. The Concert to End Polio will take...