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Tag: Poliomyelitis

  • Saturday, May 2nd 2015 - 10:46 UTC

    “World closer than ever to wipe out polio, but no victory declaration yet”

    Latest global data show just 23 polio cases reported so far in 2015. That compares to a year-to-date total of 54 cases worldwide in 2014

    The world is closer than ever to being able to wipe out polio, international experts said, with zero cases of the crippling disease recorded across all of Africa this year and fewer than 25 globally.

  • Tuesday, May 6th 2014 - 06:41 UTC

    WHO declares a polio international public health emergency

    Assistant director general Aylward said that 74 cases have been detected this year

    The World Health Organization warned Monday that polio has reemerged as a public health emergency, after new cases of the crippling disease began surfacing and spreading across borders from countries like Syria and Pakistan.

  • Sunday, January 30th 2011 - 21:44 UTC

    Bill Gates Donates U$120 Million To Fight Polio

    Bill Gates (L), Melinda Gates (C) and Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron pose for pictures during a session at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

    Last year at the World Economic Forum, Bill and Melinda Gates called for the next ten years to be the decade of vaccines. This week as talks reconvene in Davos, Switzerland, Gates in partnership with the United Kingdom, has donated an additional $120 million dollars to fight polio in particular. This news comes in light of the Global Health Fund fraud accusations that Gates has $150 million invested in.