Navigation Links
WHO Makes No Bones about Global Polio Eradication

Geneva: Polio has indeed been a major handicap to world health and WHO knows it better! The World Health Organization has communicated// its abiding vision of seeing a world free of polio in a span of one to two years.

The vision which carried a deadline of 2005 faced a gap in fructification, sending it off mark by more than two years. This was mainly due to the immunization boycott sparked off in Northern Nigeria by stiff-necked Islamic clerics in the year 2003.

The present deadline of 2006 does seem bleak, with polio cases prevailing in Afghanistan, India, Nigeria and Pakistan. WHO’s technical advisory panel has said that these countries will probably need more than a year to evict the virus. WHO advisory panel chairman Steve Cochi said, "All these countries can eradicate polio. Success in these areas clearly depends on political will."

Mr. Steve Cochi stressed that the effective employment of the evolved and promising vaccine for polio available since 2005, will indeed give these countries the weapon to eradicate the virus, provided they ensure all children are immunized with the vaccine.

Vaccination programs commenced in Nigeria in July 2004 after local officials decided to lift the 11-month boycott. But the delay already set in post-boycott, has retarded the process by a good many years. This has affected nearly 1,500 children and caused a huge dent on the exchequer to the tune of US$450 million (€360 million) spent on emergency measures.

David Heymann, the WHO director-general's representative for polio eradication confirmed that, despite aspersions cast by several health experts on the viability of polio eradication, the world's global body is pretty convinced of its method to wipe out this malady. "Countries don't want to stop this program," he said. "Donors are still with us."


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. What Makes Teens take Drugs
2. Music Makes you Smarter
3. New Healthy Weight Program Makes Healthy Eating More Interesting
4. All Work And No Play Makes Jack A Dull Boy
5. Dieting Makes People Miserable
6. Passive Smoking Makes Kids Prone To Respiratory Illness
7. ‘Never Say Die’ Spirit of Visually Challenged - Makes Him a Role Modl
8. Slash In Medi-Cal Coverage Makes Medical Care For The Poor Questionable
9. Grapefruit Aroma Makes Women Appear Younger
10. Drug Name Confusion Makes Imports Dangerous: FDA
11. Medical College Construction At Raichur Makes Slow Progress
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 18, 2017 , ... ... LLC (“Quick”), a highly specialized asset-light logistics provider of complex transport solutions ... definitive agreement to purchase Unitrans International Corporation, a division of Roadrunner Transportation ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 18, 2017 , ... As an ... an educational webinar, they will present the line of epMotion automated liquid handling ... easy you can automate everyday pipetting tasks. , Ideal for scientists and lab ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 18, 2017 , ... Moore Insurance, a Houston ... east Texas, is launching a regional charity effort to provide publicity assistance and ... Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF) has raised nearly $30 million in donations that ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 18, 2017 , ... The Golseth Agency, a Texas based ... area, is spearheading a regional charity campaign organized to provide support to Christina Upchurch ... of this year, Christina and her children returned from out of town to find ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 18, 2017 , ... Alcovit, a lime-flavored beverage that rids the ... efforts with its product now available through Jet.com. , After 25 years of ... powdered drink is designed to quickly detox the body thereby avoiding alcohol-induced hangovers. Whether ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/15/2017)... 15, 2017 AccuGenomics, Inc., a diagnostic company ... announced that the company has provided an AccuKit to ... Carolina at Chapel Hill and to Qura Therapeutics for ... and quantify HIV reservoir and viral expression in human ... HIV Cure Center is a joint initiative between the ...
(Date:8/8/2017)... Israel, Aug. 8, 2017  BioLineRx Ltd. (NASDAQ/TASE: BLRX), ... today reports its financial results for the second quarter ... during the second quarter 2017 and to date: ... clinical development programs for the Company,s lead project, BL-8040: ... pivotal study with BL-8040 as novel stem cell mobilization ...
(Date:8/7/2017)... 2017  Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO), the nation,s largest ... June 30, 2017.  All comparisons, unless otherwise noted, are to ... Second Quarter 2017 Highlights include: ... an increase of 3.5% Total prescriptions dispensed ... of 7.5% versus 7.6% Gross profit ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: