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In Malta, Ban urges Commonwealth leaders to join UN in 'final push' to wipe out polio

28 November 2015 – A world that may have once seemed unimaginable is within reach – a polio-free world Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, urging leaders in Malta gathered for the Commonwealth Summit to build on the momentum that has been generated in recent years and join the United Nations in making “the final push to wipe out polio forever.”

UN seeks common European strategy on health care for refugee and migrant influx

23 November 2015 – As the unprecedented influx of refugees and migrants into Europe strains host countries’ medical resources, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) opened a high-level meeting in Rome today to draft a common strategy on health care for the newcomers, ranging from prompt vaccination against measles and polio to dealing with childbirth complications.

On World Polio Day, UNICEF cites ‘dramatic’ progress against virus, urges efforts towards zero cases

24 October 2015 – Never before in the history of polio have so few children in so few countries contracted the crippling virus, but a senior United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) official has vowed “we cannot rest until the number of cases is zero.”