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Chinese children given expired polio vaccines in latest scare

Shanghai, China | AFP | At least 145 children were administered expired polio vaccines in eastern China, state media reported, despite the government promising to prevent such lapses in the industry following a major scandal last year. Thirteen county-level health officials in Jiangsu province have been dismissed since the case …

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Niger launches mass polio vaccination drive

Niamey, Niger | AFP | Niger has launched a mass polio vaccination campaign targeting more than three million children under five after new cases were detected, an official said Friday. The programme kicked off Thursday in the regions of Zinder, Maradi, Agadez and Diffa, said Rabi Souley, who is in …

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Uganda on high alert after new polio case in Kenya

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda is on high alert after new cases of the polio virus were discovered in neighbouring Kenya and the DRC. Uganda was first certified as a polio-free country in 2006 but in 2010 had a case in eastern Uganda that was imported from Kenya. …

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New ‘Keep Uganda Free of Polio’ campaign targets 73 districts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Concerned by the increasing numbers of refugees entering the country, Uganda’s Ministry of Health will September 9-11 roll out a House to House Polio Immunization campaign for children 0-5 years in 73 districts. “Currently, there is high cross-border movements of populations due to insecurity and cross border trade …

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Health Ministry targets 2m children in house-to-house Polio immunization Campaign

By Ronald Musoke Following an outbreak of polio in neighbouring Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia and the potential risk facing Uganda, the Health ministry is to conduct a three-day ‘house-to-house’ Polio immunization campaign in 36 districts in Uganda. The inoculation campaign is scheduled to run from Sept. 21—23, targeting 2,178,093 children …

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