Keeping Modern Myths And Conspiracy Theories At Bay

Pseudoscientific practices and unfounded scare stories pull back South Asian nations from progress, says Nalaka Gunawardene.

WHO Declares Southeast Asia Polio-Free

After three years of zero polio cases, the World Health Organization has certified that Southeast Asia is polio-free.

Scientists Back Roadmap To Rid World Of Polio By 2018

Around 400 scientists from 80 countries have come together to declare that polio could be wiped off the face of the Earth in five years.

Polio Killings In Pakistan May Hurt Eradication Effort

The murder of health workers in Pakistan means the last leg of efforts to eradicate the disease can't be business as usual, says Heidi Larson.

Leaders Issue Urgent Call For Polio-Free World

At the recent UN General Assembly in New York, heads of state from polio-endemic countries met with donors to pledge their support to stamp out the disease.

East Asia Expected To Be Polio Free By 2014: WHO

East Asia is set to be free from polio disease by early 2014, said Dr. Margaret Chan, director general of the World Health Organization, on Thursday.

Pakistan To Vaccinate Under-15 Children At Af-Pak Checkpoints

The Pakistani government has devised a new strategy for the campaign against polio by establishing vaccination kiosks at all security checkpoints in tribal and far-off areas.

Study: Polio Vaccination Programs In Af-Pak Not Working

A new study finds that vaccines are struggling to have an impact in Afghanistan and Pakistan due to the lack of mass immunization campaigns.

India, Formerly The World’s Epicenter Of Polio, Celebrates A Polio-Free Year

India, once recognized as the world’s epicenter of polio, appears to have completed one year without polio since its last case in January 13, 2011.

China Conducts Biggest Polio Immunization Drive

China is midway through a third round of immunizations against the polio outbreak that was confirmed in August 2011 in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.