Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicPolio eradication programme

Topic: polio eradication programme

8 yrs after being ‘polio-free’, fresh scare for India as virus is found in Kolkata sewage

India was declared polio-free by WHO in 2014. Polio vaccine is a live attenuated virus, which suggests the virus can be detected in samples collected from areas with high vaccination rates.

Superstitions, fake vaccine certificates have intensified Pakistan’s fight with Polio

Polio is back to haunt the people of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province after a 15-month hiatus.

Why Taliban takeover of Afghanistan is bad news for global battle against Covid, polio

Afghanistan is one of just two countries in the world where polio remains endemic. Also, only 0.6% of adults are fully vaccinated against Covid, as compared to global average of 23.6%.

New polio strategy sets 2026 target to eradicate disease, to focus on vaccine-derived outbreaks

Revised Global Polio Eradication Initiative will also design strategies that address Pakistan and Afghanistan where polio is still prevalent.

12 children given sanitiser instead of polio drops in Maharashtra

The affected children, all below 5 years of age, were admitted to a government hospital, where their condition is said to be stable, a Yavatmal district official said.

Peshawar’s women polio workers accuse seniors of harassment, threaten to boycott vaccine drive

Female polio workers hold protest, urge heath minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa district to take note of situation that has allegedly led to some of them losing their jobs.

WHO likely to give nod to novel polio vaccine before end of 2020, says report

Vaccine-derived polio poses threats of larger outbreaks, which can be fought with the new genetically modified vaccine that is still in trials.

Polio immunisation falls casualty to Covid as fear, staff shortage halt drive across India

Despite a Modi govt order in April to ensure polio immunisation drive continues, states have either not resumed it yet or have done so in an erratic fashion.

Why India’s experience in eradicating polio is unlikely to help in fight against Covid-19

India managed to successfully eradicate polio but the fight spanned decades and came with the help of a low-cost oral vaccine. 

Praised by Vajpayee, chosen by Modi, Harsh Vardhan will be tested by coronavirus

Is Harsh Vardhan up for what could be the biggest test of his political – and perhaps also medical – career? BJP's search for a Delhi face is not over yet.

On Camera

YourTurn

Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.