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Woman polio worker killed in northwest Pakistan

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 21:41

Unknown gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on a woman polio worker in Pakistan`s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa`s province on Monday, killing her on the spot.

Freida Pinto proud of India becoming `polio free`

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 16:52

Freida Pinto, who serves as Global Brand Ambassador of Plan International`s `Because I am a Girl` campaign, talked about World Health Organization declaring India polio free.

Polio vaccinator kidnapped, found dead in Pakistan

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 14:31

The bullet-riddled and severely tortured body of a female polio vaccinator, who was kidnapped from her house in Peshawar in Pakistan, has been found in a field.

Anti-polio woman worker kidnapped by armed men, body recovered

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 01:07

The police on Monday recovered the body of an anti-polio woman health worker who was kidnapped by some armed men from this northwestern city late last night.

Polio`s last stand on the Afghan-Pakistan border

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 13:52

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.

Kidnapped Pakistan polio team released: Officials

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 22:59

A six-member polio vaccination team was released by their captors today, two days after gunmen kidnapped them in southwest Pakistan, officials said.

Anti-polio drive launched in NW Pakistan

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 21:41

Pakistani authorities on Monday launched an anti-polio drive aimed at covering over 700,000 children in the tribal areas and frontier regions of the country`s northwest.

President appeals for eradicating TB from country

Last Updated: Sunday, February 23, 2014, 19:03

President Pranab Mukherjee reminded the country of its success in eradicating polio as he expressed confidence that the "scourge" of tuberculosis, which kills one person every two minutes in the country, could be wiped out.

Six members of anti-polio team abducted in NW Pakistan

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 20:23

Six members of a vaccination team, including a doctor working for the WHO and three security personnel, were kidnapped by militants while administering polio drops to children in Pakistan`s restive northwest on Monday.

President Pranab gets Rotary`s highest award

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 19:06

President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday got the Rotary`s highest award for his leadership in the country`s victory over polio.

Firing on polio team in NW Pakistan, one cop killed

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 16:32

Suspected militants targeted polio vaccinators in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing a policeman and injuring another in the latest in a series of attacks on workers engaged in the campaign against the crippling disease.

Anti-polio campaign launched in Peshawar amid tight security

Last Updated: Sunday, February 02, 2014, 20:56

An anti-polio vaccination campaign was today launched in the capital of Pakistan`s restive Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, described by the WHO as the "world`s largest reservoir" of the virus, amidst tight security arrangements.