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Polio Vaccination Campaign Resumes In Africa Following Pause Due To COVID-19; 40M Children Across 16 Countries Vaccinated, GPEI Says

Global Polio Eradication Initiative: 40 million children in Africa Region vaccinated against polio following re-start of campaigns “One of the largest polio immunization campaigns in the African Region this year has just concluded in Chad, where over 3.3 million children in 91 districts were vaccinated. This pushes the total number…

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Polio Vaccine Becomes First-Ever Vaccine Listed Under WHO Emergency Use

WHO: First-ever vaccine listed under WHO emergency use “WHO [on Friday] listed the nOPV2 vaccine (Bio Farma, Indonesia) for emergency use to address the rising cases of a vaccine-derived polio strain in a number of African and East Mediterranean countries. … The emergency use listing, or EUL, is the first…

Global Health Leaders Call For Urgent Action, Global Solidarity To Achieve Polio Eradication At World Health Assembly

Global Polio Eradication Initiative: Global health leaders urge emergency action on polio at World Health Assembly “In a year marked by the global COVID-19 pandemic, global health leaders convening virtually at this week’s World Health Assembly called for continued urgent action on polio eradication. The Assembly congratulated the African region…

Women Polio Vaccinators In Pakistan Face Violence, Threats; Save The Children Warns Of Uptick In Polio Cases In S. Sudan; Taliban Prevents Polio Vaccinations Of 40K Children

The Guardian: The women who risk their lives to deliver Pakistan’s polio vaccines “…The polio workers, men and women, go house-to-house administering polio drops to children. But for the female workers, to do their job is to put their lives at risk on a daily basis. The threats and fatalities…

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