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Japan to provide $3.2m to Regional Polio Laboratory

ISLAMABAD: The government of Japan on Friday announced to provide a grant of $3.2 million for the procurement of equipment for the Regional Reference Laboratory for polio eradication located at the National Institute of Health in Islamabad.…

Polio now endemic only in Afghanistan and Pakistan

LIBREVILLE, Gabon: The World Health Organization has declared Gabon a "polio-free country", given the lack of new reported or suspected cases in the central African country. Now the disease is endemic only in Afghanistan and Pakistan,…

Polio paralyses 17 children in Syria: WHO

GENEVA: A polio outbreak in war-ravaged Syria has paralysed at least 17 children since March, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, describing the situation as "very serious". Fifteen more cases have thus been confirmed since WHO…

Murad says determined to eradicate polio from Sindh

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Thursday said that he was committed to eradicate polio from the province, but it was a national issue requiring action from all provincial government to combat the looming threat. This…