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Africa celebrates one year without polio: UN

Africa has marked one year since the last case of recorded polio, with the United Nations celebrating Wednesday a key step towards eradicating the disease.

Pakistan arrests parents for refusing children's polio vaccinations

 Pakistan authorities have arrested hundreds of parents who refuse to vaccinate their children against polio, officials said Tuesday, as community opposition and Taliban threats block efforts to eradicate the crippling disease in one of its last strongholds.

Anti-polio drive launched in Pakistan amid Taliban threat

A three-day special anti-polio campaign was on Wednesday launched in Khyber-Pakthunkhwa province of northwest Pakistan amidst a Taliban ban on vaccinations that threatens to derail global efforts to root out the disease.

Ex-Saudi minister asks Pak Taliban to allow polio vaccinations

The Taliban have said vaccinations will not be allowed till the US stops drone attacks.