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WHO urges polio vaccine dose cut amid global shortage

1 year, 5 months ago
GENEVA: Faced with a shortage of polio vaccine, the World Health Organisation urged countries on Friday to resort to smaller, fractional doses to ward off outbreaks of the crippling disease. "We do have a problem with the vaccine in the…

ECNEC approves various projects worth Rs52 billion

1 year, 8 months ago
ISLAMABAD: The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) has on Wednesday approved several projects worth about 52 billion rupees in climate change, energy, health and higher education sectors. The meeting chaired by…

Pakistan closer to eliminating polio: officials

2 years, 4 months ago
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is moving closer to eradicating polio, officials said Tuesday, with no fresh traces of the crippling childhood disease found in sewage samples taken from 40 high-risk sites across the country over April.