Pakistan court orders probe into prison polio claim

Pakistan`s Supreme Court has ordered an investigation after a female prisoner serving a sentence for murder claimed her daughter had contracted polio in the jail, officials said on Wednesday.

Ninth polio case detected in Pakistan

A five-year-old child has been detected with polio in Pakistan`s Sindh province, making him the ninth confirmed case this year in the area, officials said.

Polio has been eradicated because of Rajiv Gandhi: Chidambaram

Crediting former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi for eradication of polio in the country, Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram said thanks to the national pulse polio programme no case of the crippling disease had been reported in the last three years.

West Bengal: 114 kids given Hepatitis B vaccine instead of Polio; inquiry ordered

In a case of serious laxity, 114 children were hospitalised near Kolkata, after they were mistakenly given Hepatitis B vaccines instead of Pulse Polio drops.

Vaccination at frontiers to make India polio free

To make the country polio-free, the central government has asked all the border states to step up their vaccination efforts to cover all the children entering the country.

Attack on team of polio vaccinators in Pakistan kills one

Taliban factions in Pakistan`s northwest have banned polio vaccination campaigns over the past two years.

Pakistan`s polio immunisation campaign to begin today

Over 7.6 million children in Pakistani province of Sindh will be targeted by over 21,000 polio vaccination teams.

Two members of polio vaccination team killed in Pakistan

Two members of a polio vaccination team were killed when their motorcycle hit a bomb in the restive Kurram tribal region of Pakistan.

Polio virus linked to Pakistan found in Egypt

Pakistani health officials have called for infants leaving the country to be issued polio vaccinations at airports after virus samples linked to a southern Pakistani city were discovered in Egypt.

Pakistani polio workers get police protection

Immunisations were halted in some parts of Pakistan and the UN suspended its field participation everywhere until better security was arranged for its workers.

US condemns attack on Pak healthcare workers

Strongly condemning the attacks on anti-polio campaign workers in Pakistan, the US has said nothing justifies violence against health workers.

UN pulls staff as more polio workers killed in Pakistan

Three more health workers were killed on Wednesday in four incidents of firing on polio- eradication teams in Pakistan`s northwest province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Polio scare in Bihar; WHO says test is negative

It turned out to be a false alarm when a case of suspected wild poliovirus was reported from Darbhanga district in Bihar today.

Pak PM kick starts anti-polio campaign

Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf vowed to eradicate polio from the country.

`Afridi`s actions jeopardised Pak polio campaign`

Sherry Rehman said that Dr Shakil Afridi was charged and convicted for supporting and working with Lashkar-e-Islam.

Pakistan to persuade Taliban to lift polio ban

Pakistan is one of just three countries where polio remains endemic, along with Afghanistan and Nigeria.

End drone hits, or risk polio spread: Pak Taliban

The polio vaccination ban will adversely impact the already deteriorating health condition in North Waziristan.

Pakistan hopes to end polio in two years

But the task is proving to be tough in the troubled tribal areas.

Pakistan hopes to end polio in two years

But the task is proving to be tough in the troubled tribal areas.

Final push to rid the world of polio commences

Global Polio Eradication Initiative has launched an emergency plan after outbreaks of Polio was reported in many countries previously free of the disease.