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Over 7 million Afghan children to receive anti-polio vaccines

More than 7.5 million children under five would receive anti-polio vaccines in 21 out of Afghanistan's 34 provinces, a statement of the country's Ministry of Public Health said.

Unknown attacker target vehicle in Pakistan, polio programme official dies

Unidentified assailants opened fire on a vehicle in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region of Pakistan which left at least one polio programme official dead, media reports said.

Cop assigned to protect polio workers shot dead in Balochistan

A police officer who was assigned to protect polio workers was shot dead in Quetta city of Balochistan on Friday.

Pakistan: Sixth polio case reported

Pakistan has reported six polio cases in 2023, media reports said, as the country continues to struggle to control the disease.

Pakistan: Local tribal council boycotts polio drive over ‘lawlessness’ in N. Waziristan

Uthmanzai tribal jirga (a tribal council responsible for settling disputes in Afghanistan and Pakistan) recently boycotted the ongoing polio drive in North Waziristan district till the improvement of the law and order situation in the Pakistani region.

Pakistan: New polio infection reported in Lahore

One more wild poliovirus infection has been detected in Lahore, the capital city of Pakistan's eastern Punjab province, the country's health ministry said Saturday.

Pakistan: Two cops escorting polio team in Quetta killed by armed men

At least two policemen, who were escorting a polio vaccination team, died when armed men opened fire on them in Pakistan's Quetta region on Tuesday.

Pakistan: Polio virus found in KP's environmental samples

Polio virus has been detected in the environmental samples collected from various districts of Pakistan's  Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region, media reports said.

Afghanistan: Two polio cases reported in Nangarhar

Afghanistan has recorded two new polio cases in Nangarhar region of the country, media reports said.

Over 1 million polio vaccines destroyed in Sudan during looting amidst conflict

Khartoum/Sudan: Over one million polio vaccines that were meant for children have been destroyed due to the recent increase in violence and looting in Sudan, UNICEF reported.

Pakistan : 2 policemen guarding anti-polio team shot dead

Islamabad/Xinhua/UNI: Two policemen were killed in firing by unknown gunmen in Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province, according to police officials on Tuesday.

Murder of polio vaccinators in Afghanistan: Four people arrested

Taliban security officials have arrested four people accused of killing four polio vaccinators and two Taliban affiliates in Kunduz province of Afghanistan.

Bill and Milinda Gate Foundation hails Pakistan Army’s role in polio vaccination

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) has hailed the Pakistan Army for supporting the country’s national polio drive, particularly through the involvement of community leaders and influencers.

Pakistan again records Polio cases

Quetta: Pakistan has once again reported polio cases as the new instance was reported from  Balochistan region of the country, media reports said.

South Sudan: ‘No child anywhere should suffer from polio’: UN health agency

New York: Although South Sudan had recently been declared free from the wild poliovirus, the UN health agency said on Friday that 15 children under the age of five are reported to have been infected by a vaccine-derived form of polio, which has left them with irreversible paralysis.