“As COVID-19 disrupts immunizations, urgent action needed to protect most vulnerable children from deadly and debilitating diseases”

Determination to succeed

February 1, 2020 09:39 am

Dan Theeng is a 24-years-old young man striving for success despite a life full of hardships. Originally from Sarlahi, Dan lost her mother when he was a toddler and till now he does not know much about the causes of her death. Her passing is wrapped in a sort of mystery as his father, a local farmer, never wanted to share with him what led to the tragic loss of his wife and Dan was never able to raise the issue. Likewise, when he was really small, like thousands of other people at that time, Dan contracted polio, a condition that defined his life for better.

LONDON, Jan 22: Global health officials say they have identified two cases of polio in Mozambique caused by a mutated virus in the vaccine, marking another setback for attempts to eradicate the crippling disease.

SHANGHAI, Jan 11: At least 145 children were administered expired polio vaccines in eastern China, state media reported, despite the government promising to prevent such lapses in the industry following a major scandal last year.

ISLAMABAD, April 9: A Pakistani official says authorities have launched a new polio vaccination drive, aiming to reach 38.7 million children under the age of 5.

KATHMANDU, March 7: After the Ministry of Health (MoH) suspended 18 staffers for obstructing polio vaccinations in 15 districts, the immunization drive resumed in these districts for a few days from Monday.

KATHMANDU, March 5: Ministry of Health on Sunday suspended 18 health workers, including three district health office chiefs, on the charge of obstructing the Polio vaccine administration program.

KATHMANDU, March 5: Ministry of Home Affairs on Sunday directed all the chief district officers (CDOs) to arrest and take action against any individual or civil servants found involved in obstructing essential services.

KATHMANDU, March 5:  Polio vaccine administration program has been obstructed due to protest of health workers in various districts.

Dhangadhi, March 4: Polio vaccine administration program in the district has been obstructed due to protest of health workers. The immunization program is taking place today and tomorrow.

KATHMANDU, March 4: The Ministry of Health (MoH) is planning to relocate the promoted health staffers after their protests reportedly affected the polio immunization program in 15 districts.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: The government is set to run a 'Special Polio Vaccination Drive' in 15 districts to prevent children from being infected with polio.