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    Flood-Hit Pakistan Faces Spread of Infectious Diseases

    Around 33 million people affected by floods in Pakistan are now vulnerable to various diseases. Millions need immediate assistance, especially as floods have damaged...

    India, Pakistan Fight Child Vaccination Backslide

    COVID-19 restrictions caused backslide in child immunisations worldwide, but India and Pakistan saw the greatest drop in vaccinations – a backslide that both countries...

    WHO, UNICEF Say Largest Fall in Vaccinations in Three Decades Accelerated by Pandemic

    It was hoped that 2021 would be a year of recovery during which strained immunization programmes would rebuild and the cohort of children missed...

    Fake Polio Vaccine Markings in Pakistan

    Pakistan reported two polio cases from North Waziristan earlier in April, after a gap of 15 months. Now, health authorities say, polio vaccination teams...

    Polio Reappears In Pakistan After 15 Month Gap

    The type 1 wild polio virus (WPVI) was confirmed in a toddler from the North Waziristan district of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The same...

    So Close, Yet So Far: Three Decades of Injecting Immunity Into Children in Pakistan

    Pakistan might have come a long way in reducing child morbidity and mortality over the past 30 years, nevertheless, cases of vaccine preventable diseases...

    Could 2022 Be The Endgame For Polio?

    Polio close to eradication but vaccination must continue. COVID-19 restrictions brought down polio cases but disrupted routine immunisation systems, especially in Afghanistan and Pakistan,...

    Eight polio workers killed in Afghanistan

    Eight people, all part of a polio vaccination drive, were killed in simultaneous attacks in Afghanistan on Wednesday, say reports arriving from Kabul. Eight polio...

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    In Bangladesh, Nipah Virus Keeps the Health System on its Toes

    There’s no cure and no vaccine for the Nipah Virus – and so far this year, both confirmed cases...
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    Debt Swaps Could Release $100 Billion for Climate Action

    If a country and its creditors agree to a swap, a portion of that nation’s debt can be written...

    Sri Lanka: Unlawful Use of Weapons in Policing of Protests, Says Amnesty

    During 2022 and 2023, Sri Lankans called for accountability for the prolonged economic crisis, corruption and human rights violations,...

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    In Bangladesh, Nipah Virus Keeps the Health System on its Toes

    There’s no cure and no vaccine for the Nipah...

    Debt Swaps Could Release $100 Billion for Climate Action

    If a country and its creditors agree to a...