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North Waziristan confirms eighth wild polio case ISLAMABAD (VOM) – In the second case from Miranshah, a 20-month-old boy was paralysed by wild polio.The child had onset of paralysis on 15 May and is suffering from disabilities in all four limbs, the Pakistan Polio Laboratory at the National Institute of Health confirmed late on Wednesday....

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*Health Minister Expresses Strongest Commitment to fight Polio as Pakistan reports its third polio case* ISLAMABAD (VOM)  –  A one-year-old boy has been paralyzed by wild polio in North Waziristan, in the third case to be reported from Pakistan this year. The child had an onset of paralysis on 2nd May in Miranshah, while the...

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*Pakistan reports polio case after nearly 15 months   ISLAMABAD (VOM). – A 15-month-old boy was paralyzed by wild poliovirus in the first such case in 15 months. This is the third case of wild polio to be recorded globally in 2022. The type-1 wild poliovirus (WPV1) was confirmed in the child from North Waziristan...

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*”Pakistan has made remarkable progress in the fight against polio,” Russell* ISLAMABAD:  UNICEF’s new Executive Director, Catherine Russell, visited the National Emergency Operations Center (NEOC) and expressed her support to Pakistan’s polio eradication efforts. She met Dr. Shahzad Baig, National Coordinator, NEOC and polio staff, was briefed on the Polio programme, visited the Operations Room...

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*Bill Gates Meets Prime Minister Imran Khan to Discuss Progress Against Polio, Steps to Overcome Final Challenges to Eradication*   Islamabad (VOM ) – Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, met with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and other leaders in Islamabad to discuss the country’s progress in the effort to...

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More than 22.4 million children received polio vaccines in 70 districts across Pakistan during SNIDs ISLAMABAD: The first Sub-National Immunization Days (SNIDs) Polio campaign of 2022 reached more than 22.4 million children under the age of five. The campaign was launched on 24 January, covering 70 districts and on 17 January in six high-risk districts...

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Pime Minister Imran Khan’s Phone Call with Bill Gates Islamabad : Prime Minister Imran Khan had a telephonic conversation with Mr. Bill Gates, Co-Chairman of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and discussed matters of shared concern including Polio Eradication in Pakistan and the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The Prime Minister expressed appreciation for the work of...

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*Zero-tolerance policy for sexual harassment at any level in the Polio Programme* ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Polio Eradication Programme has learned of the involvement of a front-line worker in a case of sexual harassment against a female team member in Karachi. The Programme is deeply concerned with the incident and strongly condemns the actions of the...