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  1. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Drought and disease afflict desert region of Pakistan

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 05:13am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Mithi Experts warn of further disaster in poverty-hit area with 40 per cent Hindu population struck by lack of rainfall and death of livestock Drought, disease hit desert region As the death toll from the latest outbreak of poverty-driven diseases in Pakistan's Thar desert nears 100 children, experts are warning that corruption and a dysfunctional ...

  2. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Polio vaccination drive starts in Pakistan's troubled northwest

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 06:08am by AFP

    ... of towns and villages, is the ninth phase of a push to eradicate polio in Pakistan which, along with Nigeria and Afghanistan is one of only three countries where the disease remains endemic. ... 58 in 2012. Its neighbour India recently celebrated eradication of the disease three years after its last case. Some 56 people, including health workers and police officials providing ...

  3. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani policeman and train passengers killed in separate bombing attacks

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 08:51pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Peshawar and Karachi A bomb killed at least one policeman and wounded another during a vaccination campaign for polio and other diseases among children ... this month, will continue until April. It sees vaccinators go door-to-door every Sunday across Peshawar to administer drops to children for various diseases including polio, tuberculosis, tetanus, ...

  4. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Gunmen kill anti-polio official in hospital attack in Peshawar, Pakistan

    Posted Dec 29th 2013, 05:16am by AFP

    ... urged parents to immunise their children against polio and other life-threatening diseases, saying that vaccinations were compliant with Sharia. Last year the Pakistani Taliban banned polio ... it would require citizens from Pakistan and other polioaffected nations travelling to India to take a mandatory vaccination for the disease at least six weeks before their departure. ...

  5. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan’s Imran Khan threatened over polio remarks

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 04:46pm by Agence France-Presse in Islamabad

    ... disease. Last year the Pakistani Taliban banned polio vaccinations in the tribal region of Waziristan, alleging the campaign was a cover for espionage. Eradication efforts have also suffered due ...

  6. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Gunmen kill policeman in Pakistan polio team attack

    Posted May 20th 2013, 05:54pm by AFP

    ... against the crippling disease in Bajaur. No female worker is participating in the vaccination campaign after attacks on polio teams across the country over the past few months killed more than 20 ... alleging the campaign was a cover for espionage. Rumours about vaccines being a plot to sterilise Muslims have also dogged efforts to tackle the highly infectious disease. In December gunmen killed ...

  7. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani probe blasts incompetent intelligence service for bin Laden

    Posted Jul 09th 2013, 01:16pm by Reuters

    ... [traditional dress] for summer, and three pairs for winter,” the report says. “Whenever OBL felt unwell [unofficial US accounts indicate he suffered from Addison’s disease], he treated himself ...

  8. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan resumes polio vaccines under tight security

    Posted Jan 04th 2013, 05:18pm by AFP

    ... workers, officials said on Friday. UN agencies suspended work on a nationwide campaign to inoculate children against the highly infectious disease after nine health workers were murdered in a string of attacks in the northwest and Karachi in December. Pakistan is one of only three countries in the world where polio is endemic, but efforts to stamp out the disease have been hampered ...

  9. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Eight polio workers in Pakistan shot dead

    Posted Dec 20th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... by the Taliban. Pakistan is one of only three countries in the world where polio is still endemic. But efforts to stamp out the crippling disease have been hampered by the Taliban, who have banned vaccination teams from some areas. Eight people working to immunise children against the highly infectious disease have been shot dead in Pakistan since the start of a three-day UN-backed nationwide ...

  10. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Polio work halted in Pakistan after more aid workers killed

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 04:39pm by AFP

    ... after attacks in Karachi and Peshawar, but extended the suspension nationwide after fresh bloodshed on Wednesday. Nine people working to immunise children against the highly infectious disease ... to sterilise Muslims have long dogged efforts to tackle the disease in Pakistan, but suspicion of vaccination programmes intensified after the jailing of a doctor who helped the CIA find Osama bin ...




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