First Polio case confirmed in Afghanistan

Kabul has recorded its first polio case since 2001, raising alarm in the city and prompting the Afghan health ministry to launch a three-day polio vaccination campaign.

A three-year-old girl, Sakina, was diagnosed after she complained that she could not stand on her feet.

A daughter of a taxi driver and from a nomad tribe, . . . → Read More: First Polio case confirmed in Afghanistan

Postponing of Anti-Polio campaign puts 350,000 lives at stake

Pakistan on Monday postponed a polio immunisation campaign in parts of North and South Waziristan, jeopardising the health of more than 350,000 children, after the Taliban banned inoculations.

They have condemned the immunisation campaign, which began nationwide on Monday, as a cover for espionage. The espionage allegations come after Pakistani doctor Shakeel Afridi was jailed . . . → Read More: Postponing of Anti-Polio campaign puts 350,000 lives at stake