Polio Vaccine

Just Another Week in Global Health?

Aaron Oxley | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK
Aaron Oxley

This is a special week in Global Health. The World Health Organisation recognises a total of 14 "World Health Days" every year. The usual suspects of...

World Polio Day - 99% of the Way There

Stephen_Brown | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK

World Polio Day gives us the opportunity to do just that. It shines a light on the magnificent effort by the international community to almost eradicate only the second human disease in history, and galvanises our movement to act to get rid of polio completely.

The Resurgence of Preventable Diseases

Harry Brown | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Harry Brown

For each new person promoting falsehoods about vaccines - the MDGs become that much harder to accomplish. In India, a country known for its political dysfunction, it has achieved extraordinary success by setting clear policy goals with adequate levels of funding and clear lines of responsibility.

India Is Set To Be Declared Polio Free From Today (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Outside her village home, while her mother embroidered a striking pink sari, India's last polio victim looked shyly at the cameras capturing her playi...

The Battle to Eradicate Polio Is Not Won Yet - Let's Keep Fighting

James Shannon | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
James Shannon

For many of us, the threat of contracting polio belongs in the past. We think of black and white photographs showing patients in wheelchairs or lying in an 'iron lung' to help them breathe. But for people in polio's last strongholds, the disease remains as real a threat today as it was 50 years ago.

Polio and Pakistan: Great Trepidations

Dr Sania Nishtar | Posted 03.03.2013 | UK
Dr Sania Nishtar

The brutal assassination of nine grass roots level health workers in Pakistan, who were involved in a door-to-door immunization campaign in an attempt to secure children from crippling polio, adds an unprecedentedly grave dimension to the ongoing carnage in Pakistan.