Polio

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Afghanistan to restart polio vaccination programme with Taliban support
The WHO and Unicef campaign will restart after three years, and the hardliners say they will assist and allow frontline female staff

Haroon Janjua in Islamabad

19, Oct, 2021 @5:01 AM

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Australia’s polio survivors: ‘They’ve forgotten that we’re still here’
For most, our previous pandemic is a distant memory. But for these five polio survivors new health problems have just begun

Sophie Black

16, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Eradicating polio is finally within reach. Why is the UK taking its foot off the pedal? | Anne Wafula Strike
Instead of cutting the aid budget – including 95% from the plan to stamp out the disease – Britain should take a global lead

Anne Wafula Strike

15, Jun, 2021 @7:01 AM

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Killing of female polio vaccinators puts Afghan eradication campaign at risk
Rise in cases feared as murders halt campaigns and leave many women too afraid to work

Ruchi Kumar

21, Apr, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Marguerita Moorcroft obituary
Other lives: High-ranking civil servant who started life in a Liverpool orphanage

Ruth Jampel

28, Feb, 2021 @6:03 PM

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Bob Grose obituary
Other lives: International overseas aid professional who played an important role in delivering health systems to the world’s poor

Roy Head

07, Jan, 2021 @11:30 AM

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The defeat of polio proved that immunisation saved lives, but there's a sting to the tale
The rising number of vaccine-derived polio outbreaks has important implications for how we deal with Covid-19

Robin McKie Science editor

15, Nov, 2020 @9:45 AM

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UN urges resumption of mass measles and polio vaccinations
Unicef and WHO say Covid disruption has left 94 million without measles immunisation

Sarah Boseley Health editor

06, Nov, 2020 @3:43 PM

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The women who risk their lives to deliver Pakistan's polio vaccines
As activists target female vaccinators, Pakistan remains one of only two countries worldwide not to have eradicated polio

Hannah Ellis-Petersen and Shah Meer Baloch in Chaman

03, Nov, 2020 @7:45 AM

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Guaranteed to raise a smile: the 10 most optimistic stories of the summer
The Upside returns from a summer holiday to catch up with recent upbeat stories and ask readers to share their luck

Mark Rice-Oxley

04, Sep, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Vaccine-derived polio spreads in Africa after defeat of wild virus
Fresh cases of disease linked to oral vaccine seen in Sudan, following outbreak in Chad

Peter Beaumont

02, Sep, 2020 @1:11 PM

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The Guardian view on African success: a step closer to conquering polio | Editorial
Editorial: We are tantalisingly close to eradicating the disease. Things may slip backwards because of science, thugs and exponents of ignorance

Editorial

30, Aug, 2020 @5:30 PM

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