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NUEVOS CASOS DE POLIO EN Karachi`s Gadap


NUEVOS CASOS DE POLIO EN Karachi`s Gadap

PAKISTAN ROLLS OUT NEW EMERGENCY POLIO PLAN


iakistan is in danger of being the world's last remaining reservoir of polio. The country has alreadyreported 33 cases in 2011, compared to a single case each in India and Afghanistan, and eight in Nigeria (as of 26 April). 
http://www.polioeradication.org/Mediaroom/NewsletterPolioNews/No37Quarter122011.aspx#Bivalent

BIVALENT VACCINE PUTS SQUEEZE ON TYPE 3 POLIO

iivalent oral polio vaccine, better known as 'bOPV', exceeded expectations in 2010. This form of vaccine, introduced in December 2009, is having a dramatic effect on both remaining forms of wild poliovirus – particularly on wild poliovirus type 3 (WPV3). 

VENTILATORS HELP CONGOLESE PATIENTS SURVIVE POLIO




breathing. All attempts at invasive mechanical ventilation so far have failed. What would you do? 

Asselin/UNICEFUnusually, most of those struck with polio during the Congo outbreak are young adults, not children under five
 ["When I got here I could still move my arms" says Tony Boussana, 24.]

imagine you are a health worker in a hospital in Pointe Noire in the Republic of Congo. Not having seen a case of polio for years, your wards are suddenly overflowing with patients who have been paralysed by polio. Your hospital is not equipped for such a calamity, and without ventilators those patients whose lungs are affected will slowly stop breathing. All attempts at invasive mechanical ventilation http://www.polioeradication.org/Mediaroom/NewsletterPolioNews/No37Quarter122011.aspx#Bivalent

CALENDAR FOR 2011 PUTS HUMOUR INTO POLIO HISTORY


iamiliar achievements can often be taken for granted, even forgotten. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has used humour to remind us of the strides made in polio eradication. The IFRC has produced a 2011 calendar on milestones in polio eradication which depict key polio dates based on cartoons, to provoke thought and discussion. From 1400 BC when evidence of polio showed up in ancient Egyptian art, to 1955 when Dr Jonas Salk developed the first polio vaccine, and most recently to 2010 when the new strategic plan for eradicating polio was launched: these events are narrated with amusing images. As we move towards eradicating polio, let's not forget where we have been and the many accomplishments already made. - Kate Elder/IFRC. 




Six-month-old Ahsan emerges as the fourth victim of the polio virus in Karachi this year.


Ahsan, son of Obaidullah, moved from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) to SITE town and has no history of immunisation, said EPI official, Dr Mazhar Khamisani on Monday.
“This apathy and indifference has left the child with a crippled leg,” he said. Sindh Minister for Health Dr Sagheer Ahmed regretted the incident which was the second in SITE Town, the twelfth in the province and 43rd in the country.
He said refusing vaccinations continue to be a major challenge and are generally registered among people with strong tribal tendencies.
“We have to address the misgivings of every parent at every level,” he said, mentioning that the provincial health department was doing its level best to keep a track of children under five years of age who were coming from other parts of the country.
“We are trying to coordinate with other provincial and health departments, and the communities,” he said in reply to a question.
Dr Ahmed said that two other confirmed cases of polio were reported from Saddar and Gadap towns and another from SITE Town also comprised children who had recently migrated. “We are involving people of the same communities, particularly girls and women, to become vaccinators so that there is easy access,” he said in reply to a question.
The health minister said there is improved acceptability for vaccinators from the same community. He agreed that parents and the medical community also needed to pay equal attention towards routine immunisation and special vaccination campaigns. “Routine immunisation over the years has been ignored and consequently its coverage rate has been no more than 69 per cent,” acknowledged the minister. “We have revised our strategy to strengthen our routine immunisation that includes the protection against almost all vaccine preventable ailments,” he stated.
In reply to a question about reported administrative flaws, he said that the health department was taking action against officials failing to pre-empt instances of polio or unable to ensure a minimum 95 per cent coverage rate.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 31st, 2011.
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