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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.

Pakistan launches anti-polio drive in lawless tribal belt

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 17:58

A three-day anti-polio drive has been launched in the lawless tribal belt of northwest Pakistan to vaccinate over 220,000 children though women health workers are not part of the campaign for security reasons.

Pakistan to include polio drive on agenda of talks with Taliban

Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013, 12:53

The Pakistan government has decided to include polio vaccination on the agenda of dialogue with the Taliban as 90 per cent of the cases this year have been reported from FATA where the militants have banned vaccinations.

More than 2 lakh Pak children missed anti-polio drive: Unicef

Last Updated: Friday, March 29, 2013, 22:16

As many as 2,40,000 children have missed UN-backed vaccinations against polio because of security concerns in Pakistan`s tribal regions bordering Afghanistan, a top Unicef official has said.

Pakistani team learning success of polio drive in Bihar

Last Updated: Sunday, February 24, 2013, 20:51

Impressed with success of anti-polio campaign in Bihar, a four-member team from Pakistan is in Bihar to take tips about the programme.

WHO, UNICEF to continue anti-polio drive in Pakistan

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 23:23

The World Health Organisation and UNICEF Tuesday said they would continue their anti-polio drive in Pakistan.

Pak PM condemns attack on UN team involved in anti-polio drive

Last Updated: Thursday, July 19, 2012, 09:07

Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Thursday condemned an attack on a UN team involved in an anti-polio drive in the southern city of Karachi.

Heavy snowfall in Lahaul-Spiti fails to stop pulse polio drive

Last Updated: Sunday, February 07, 2010, 17:56

The heavy snowfall in Himachal Pradesh`s failed to affect the pulse polio drive as a large number of people went to immunisation centres on Sunday to get their children immunised.