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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 Hyderabad. To be manufactured by Sanofi Pasteur’s affiliate Shantha Biotechnics in Hyderabad, ShanIPV is a trivalent inactivated, injectable polio vaccine. The new IPV will be given at the age of ...

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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 Minister JP Nadda to make Indian kids receive full immunization program by 2020. The Mission Indradhanush seeks to achieve this goal, said the Health Minister. Between 2009 and 2013, immunisation ...

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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 who did not allow the drops to be administered, Geo News reported. A two-day drive was held in Peshawar in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province to administer polio drops and vaccinations against nine ...

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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 WHO declared the country polio-free.   The symptoms of polio were noticed in the two children in a village, around 200 km from Patna, a health official G.N. Singh said. ...

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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 from January 5 to January 7, has been postponed due to security reasons. The injectable or inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) is said to be highly effective in preventing paralytic disease ...

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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 scheduled to be held from Monday, due to security reasons. The anti-polio drive was supposed to be held from January 5 to January 7. It was expected to conduct in ...

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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 to end polio. “We have an extraordinary opportunity to eradicate polio but we need greater global commitment, leadership, and funding,” said Bill Gates, co-chair of the Gates Foundation. “We work ...

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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 polio reported this year has been from Howrah district in West Bengal on January 13, 2011 as compared to 39 cases in the country in the same period of 2010. ...

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