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We are pleased to present all posts tagged "Polio"

UNICEF @ 70: Then and Now

Posted by: UNICEF December 9, 2016

Seventy years ago UNICEF was founded to bring lifesaving aid, long-term support, and hope to children whose lives and futures are put at risk by conflict, by crises, by crushing poverty, and, increasingly, by the effects of climate change. UNICEF’s work for the most disadvantaged, excluded, and vulnerable children has never been more relevant, nor more urgent. Read more »


Polio: The end is in sight

Posted by: Stefanie Carmichael October 17, 2016

In a way, I was only born because of polio. Read more »


How UNICEF is saving lives and providing vaccines to 40 per cent of the world’s children

Posted by: Andrea Ramhit April 26, 2016

UNICEF is not just about working to vaccinate every child. We’re also working to completely rid the world of diseases like polio and maternal and neonatal tetanus. Together, we’re working to make history. Read more »


Ten things we’ll remember from 2014

Posted by: Andrea Ramhit January 2, 2015

How will you remember 2014? Was it the year of celebrity scandals and civic unrest? For millions of children worldwide, 2014 was a devastating year filled with horror, fear and despair. Here are 10 things we will remember from 2014. Read more »


Famous for the wrong reasons: Iraq’s first polio victim in 14 years

Posted by: Guest Author April 23, 2014

As we mark World Immunization Week, meet Moossa – a 6-month-old boy diagnosed as Iraq’s first case of polio in 14 years. Read more »

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UNICEF and Canada: On the brink of polio eradication

Posted by: Guest Author April 7, 2014

One of the worst polio attacks ever recorded in the world - in terms of percentage of people at risk who became infected - happened in Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut. Read more »


Congratulations India on being Polio-free for 3 years

Posted by: UNICEF Canada January 17, 2014

Once considered the hardest place to eradicate polio, India now celebrates three years since its last case. Read more »

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Angola Celebrates One Year Polio-Free!

Posted by: Emily McNally August 27, 2012

It's been a year since the last reported case of polio in Angola. It hasn't been easy, but the formerly endemic country is well on its way to wiping out the disease once and for all. Read more »

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Success Story: India takes a giant leap towards wiping out polio

Posted by: UNICEF Canada April 12, 2012

India celebrates its first polio-free year. Read more »

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