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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...

2010-12-15 00:00:40

The U.S. Fund for UNICEF gratefully acknowledged receipt of a $4 million grant from Google, Inc. to address the critical fundraising gap of $14 million in UNICEF's Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) pipeline for outbreak response. New York, NY (Vocus) December 14, 2010 The U.S. Fund for UNICEF gratefully acknowledged receipt of a $4 million grant from Google, Inc. to address the critical fundraising gap of $14 million in UNICEF's Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) pipeline for outbreak response. Recent...

2010-11-22 13:55:49

New study in Vaccine offers strong economic justification for finishing the job on polio as quickly as possible A new study released today estimates that the global initiative to eradicate polio could provide net benefits of at least US$40-50 billion if transmission of wild polioviruses is interrupted within the next five years. The study provides the first rigorous evaluation of the benefits and costs of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI)"”the single largest project ever...

2010-06-24 13:49:55

A vaccine-derived strain of poliovirus that has spread in recent years is serious but it can be tackled with an existing vaccine A vaccine-derived strain of poliovirus that has spread in recent years is serious but it can be tackled with an existing vaccine, according to a new study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. Vaccine-derived polioviruses can emerge on rare occasions in under-immunized populations, when the attenuated virus contained in a vaccine mutates and...

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...


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