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Pakistan to use polio vaccine checkpoints in Taliban areas

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 02:21

Pakistani officials said Monday they would begin administering polio vaccines to children at security checkpoints in the country`s lawless tribal belt.

Polio`s last stand on the Afghan-Pakistan border

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 12:20

Trundling across the Afghan-Pakistani border in a handcart, Shayma dismisses militant threats and conspiracy theories about polio vaccinators while her four children receive drops that could finally eradicate the crippling disease.

Nigeria, Pakistan could delay polio-free goal: Bill Gates

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 11:32

Billionaire software baron turned philanthropist Bill Gates warned that violence in Nigeria and Pakistan could set him back in his goal of eradicating polio by 2018.

`Pakistan only polio-endemic nation that reported more cases`

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 23:35

Pakistan is the only polio-endemic country in the world that reported more cases of the crippling disease last year than in 2012.

Polio outbreak in Syria linked to Pakistan

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 19:26

An outbreak of polio that has paralysed 13 children in war-torn Syria is linked to a strain of the virus from Pakistan, the World Health Organisation said Monday.

Pakistan observes World Polio Day

Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013, 10:03

Pakistan observed the World Polio Day Thursday with an aim to raise awareness among masses about the damage of polio besides gathering support to boost the eradication efforts.

Pakistan polio outbreak puts global eradication at risk

Last Updated: Saturday, October 19, 2013, 09:36

A Taliban ban on vaccination is exacerbating a serious polio outbreak in Pakistan, threatening to derail dramatic progress made this year towards wiping out the disease worldwide, health officials say.

Dengue emergency declared in Pakistan`s Swat valley

Last Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013, 23:32

A health emergency has been declared in Pakistan`s north-western Swat Valley after 18 people died of dengue and more than 5,000 cases were reported in a month.

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