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Pakistan Polio

Abolishing Polio's Hold on Pakistan

Aseefa Bhutto Zardari | Posted 04.25.2015 | World
Aseefa Bhutto Zardari

Even for Pakistan-watchers who privilige nuance over sensation, the question of why our country continues to grapple with a disease that has been preventable for over half a century, certainly begs an answer.

Measles, Hobby Lobby and the Real Problem with Vaccinations

Steven Conn | Posted 04.11.2015 | Politics
Steven Conn

What do the measles outbreak, Islamic fanatics in Pakistan, and the Supreme Court's execrable Hobby Lobby decision all have in common? Answer: all three are examples of how society suffers when people's religious beliefs are put ahead of the greater good.

Burka Avenger Joins Pakistan's Fight Against Polio

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 10.31.2014 | World

Pakistan's first animated female superhero has joined the fight against polio. In a special for World Polio Day of "Burka Avenger," the Pakistani h...

FDR's Lessons for the Global Fight Against Polio

Ziad Haider | Posted 05.05.2014 | Impact
Ziad Haider

FDR provides a powerful reference point to measure the dramatically reduced reach of polio today. During his lifetime, the disease coursed far and wide including through the White House. Today it is endemic in just three countries: Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Nigeria.

Polio In Pakistan Threatens Global Campaign To Wipe Out Disease, UN Says

AP | KATHY GANNON | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Just a few weeks ago, 11-month-old Shaista was pulling herself up, giggling as she took her first wobbly steps with the he...

Polio Virus Strain In Syria Originated In Pakistan, WHO Says

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Nov 11 (Reuters) - Polio that has crippled at least 13 children in Syria has been confirmed as being caus...

A Shot to Save the World Premiers on the Smithsonian Channel for World Polio Day

Michael Rose | Posted 12.24.2013 | Impact
Michael Rose

Two things terrified Peter Hamilton as a child: a disaster overcoming his family, and polio. Remnants of that fear and the relief at being vaccinated triggered an emotional connection when he saw an early version of the film about scientist Jonas Salk's struggle to find a vaccine to stop polio in the 1950s.

William McGuinness

CIA Polio Vaccine Hoax Condemned By Public Health Deans | William McGuinness | Posted 01.10.2013 | College

Public health school deans from prominent colleges and universities across the country have signed a letter condemning a hoax the Central Intelligence...

What's Happening on Pakistan's Main Street?

Saad Khan | Posted 09.16.2012 | World
Saad Khan

The real stakeholders of Pakistan have no interest left in the political upheavals or the controversial decisions churned out by the Pakistani Supreme Court. They are more concerned about the power crisis and the law and order situation.

Taliban Militants Target Anti-Polio Program

AP | REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 09.16.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD — Gunmen in the Pakistani city of Karachi opened fire Tuesday on a vehicle carrying a doctor working with the World Health Organizatio...

Taliban Take Hostage And Battle Police

AP | IJAZ MOHAMMED | Posted 09.15.2012 | World

BANNU, Pakistan — Pakistani Taliban disguised in burqas attacked an office of the security force's intelligence agency in the country's northwes...

Taliban Denies Polio Vaccine To 300,000 Children

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Taliban militants in Pakistan's northern Swat Valley region are preventing UN officials from administering the Polio vaccine to hundreds of thousands ...