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WHO Certifies India and Other Asian Nations Polio Free While Pakistan Struggles to Keep Up

WHO certifies India, other Asian nations polio free (via AFP)

The World Health Organisation officially certified India and 10 other Asian countries free of polio on Thursday, a milestone lauded as a “momentous victory” over an ancient scourge. The Southeast Asian region, which includes India but excludes Afghanistan…

Pakistan to vaccinate 750,000 children in troubled northwest (via AFP)

Pakistani health teams will Sunday launch a drive to vaccinate some 750,000 children in the troubled northwest, with thousands of police guarding against attacks by militants who claim the polio campaign is a front for spying. The campaign in Peshawar…

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