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Anti-polio drive

Three day anti-polio drive starts in Pakistan

A three-day polio immunisation drive kicked off in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province, Pakistan on Saturday.

Oct 10, 2015, 15:27 PM IST

Pakistan anti-polio drive halted

Pakistan's anti-polio drive has been halted for security reasons in Khyber-Pakhtunkwa province where over 2.9 million children were expected to be administered the polio vaccine during the three-day campaign, media reported.

Dec 22, 2014, 16:37 PM IST

Anti-polio drive launched in NW Pakistan

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.

Feb 24, 2014, 21:41 PM IST

Pakistan launches anti-polio drive in lawless tribal belt

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.

Nov 19, 2013, 17:58 PM IST

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

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.

Mar 29, 2013, 22:16 PM IST

WHO, UNICEF to continue anti-polio drive in Pakistan

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

Dec 18, 2012, 23:23 PM IST

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

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.

Jul 19, 2012, 09:07 AM IST