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Sanofi’s Injectible Polio Vaccine (IPV) Launched in Hyderabad

Sanofi Pasteur has launched ShanIPV, an injectable inactivated polio vaccine (IPV), to be delivered through UNICEF in India. Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao launched the vaccine on Friday in ...

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Health Minister Launches ‘Mission Indradhanush’ to Fight 7 Vaccine Preventable Diseases

Mission Indradhanush depicting 7 colours of the rainbow against 7 vaccine preventable diseases — diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, polio, tuberculosis, measles and hepatitis B — was launched by Union Health ...

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471 Arrested in Pakistan for refusing polio drops to their children

At least 471 people were arrested here on Monday when they refused the administration of polio drops to children, media reported. Arrest warrants have also been issued for 1,000 people ...

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Is Polio re-surfacing in India? Bihar suspects 2 cases

Two suspected cases of polio have been reported in Bihar’s Darbhanga district and the samples were sent for tests at a laboratory in Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, one year after ...

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Pakistan Launched First Anti-Polio Drive

Polio injections are administered by the health authorities in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata), of Pakistan for the first time. The anti-polio drive, which was supposed to be held ...

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First Polio Campaign of 2015 Cancelled in Pakistan

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Focal Person on Polio and MNA Ayesha Raza Farooq has issued a notification to the provincial governments to cancel the first polio campaign of 2015, which was ...

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Gates Foundation joins NGOs to mark 2011 World Polio Day

On the World Polio Day (October 24, 2011), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and a global community of partners have called for more commitment and accountability from political leaders ...

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India records only one polio case so far this year

Only one polio case has been detected so far this year in the country making it the longest polio-free period ever since eradication efforts were launched. The only case of ...

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