polio

Pakistan launches polio vaccination drive amid tight security

Pakistan on Monday launched a three-day national anti-polio campaign to vaccinate around 37 million children aged five or below to stamp out the crippling disease by the end of this year,...

Pakistan on track to achieve polio-free status by end of 2019

Pakistan launched on Monday the first part of an anti-polio campaign to vaccinate more than 22 million children under age 5, with the aim to achieve polio-free status by the end of 2019.

Military offensive helps Pakistan achieve polio turnaround in 2015

The number of polio-infected children in Pakistan fell significantly in 2015 due to the military's success in pushing back Islamist militants, an official said Thursday.