Pakistan suspends health officials for wasting vaccines worth $3.7 mn

Pakistani authorities have suspended two health officials after $3.7 million worth of vaccines donated by UNICEF to protect children from deadly diseases were wasted, officials said Tuesday.

Pakistan cancels 2015's first anti-polio campaign

Pakistan today cancelled this year's first anti-polio campaign due to security reasons amid an attack on a polio worker in the restive Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.

Two fresh polio cases found in Balochistan

Two new polio cases have been detected in Pakistan's Balochistan province, pushing to 19 the number of cases in the region this year, Dawn reported Friday citing health officials.

Polio vaccinator shot dead in Pakistan: Officials

Gunmen on Tuesday killed a member of a polio vaccination team in Pakistan, as Taliban insurgents claimed the killing of two policemen assigned to protect an immunisation team the day before. 

Three new polio cases detected in Pakistan

Three new polio cases have been detected in Pakistan, Dawn online reported Thursday.

Pakistan running out of polio campaign funds

Pakistan's health ministry has said that if new funds are not arranged for the delayed anti-polio campaign, it is likely to halt after two months, Dawn online reported Thursday.

UAE launches polio vaccination campaign in Pakistan

On the directive of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE Project to Assist Pakistan (UAE PAP) has announced the launch of a vaccination campaign against polio in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and other tribal areas in Pakistan.

Pakistan to set up polio vaccination points at airports

Pakistan Tuesday announced that it will set up mandatory polio immunisation points at its international airports, a day after the WHO imposed travel restrictions on it.

Polio`s last stand on the Afghan-Pakistan border

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.

Mass polio vaccination in Syria, region

A week after the Middle East declared a polio emergency, a large-scale immunisation response in the region is under way.

20 million kids in Middle East to get polio vaccine: UN

The UN has launched the largest-ever polio vaccination campaign in the Middle East, aiming to immunise more than 20 million children in seven countries amid an outbreak of the crippling virus in war-torn Syria, officials said Friday.

Israel to launch mass polio vaccination campaign

Israel will launch a mass campaign in the south of the country to vaccinate 2,00,000 children up to nine years old against polio, Health Minister Yael German said.

Female polio aid worker killed in NW Pakistan

A woman polio worker was on Wednesday shot dead by suspected militants in northwest Pakistan during an anti-immunisation drive, the latest in a series of attacks targeting the government`s vaccination campaign.

Security fears keep 240,000 Pak children off polio vaccination: UN

Some children in Pakistan have missed UN -sponsored polio vaccinations due to security concerns in the country`s tribal regions, a top WHO official has said.

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.

`Terrorists want Pakistanis to be on crutches`

Terrorists now want to condemn Pakistanis to a life in a wheelchair or on crutches, said a daily Wednesday after five members of polio vaccination teams were murdered.

Taliban ban to deprive thousands of polio vaccine in Pak

Taliban had last month announced that the `shura` (council) of militants had decided to ban the vaccination drive.

Taliban says no to polio vaccination in Pak

Taliban has banned a vaccination campaign in the restive South Waziristan region till the US halts its drone strikes in the tribal belt.

Over 85mn African kids to get polio vaccination

The World Health Organization says more than 85 million children under 5 in west and central Africa will be vaccinated against polio.

Over 85mn African kids to get polio vaccination

The World Health Organization says more than 85 million children under 5 in west and central Africa will be vaccinated against polio.