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A public health effort to eliminate all cases of infection around the world, begun in which year ?

1988
1990
1992
1994


This public health effort was started by the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and the Rotary Foundation in the year 1988. In 2014, only type 1 polio cases has been found. Type 2 and Type 3 cases were last found in 1999 and 2012 respectively.

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Which organization led the public health effort programme to eliminate all cases of polio infection around the world ?

UNICEF
WHO
Rotary Foundation
UNESCO


Along with WHO, UNICEF and the Rotary Foundation has also participated.

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What is % fall of Polio infection cases around the world since 1988 when the Polio eredication programme begun ?

0.898
0.923
0.958
0.999


There were three types of polio cases in 1988 - type 1, type 2 and type 3. Out of these type 2 and type 3 cases are completely eliminated. All reported cases now are of type 1. According to WHO, In 2014, Pakistan, Syria and Cameroon nations have recently allowed the virus to spread, so WHO declared a global health emergency on may 2014.

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Which country became the first country in the world to scientifically demonstrate nationwide eradication of poliomyelitis in 1960 ?

Japan
Russia
Czechoslovakia
Sweden


In 1960, Czechoslovakia was the first country to declare itself a polio free nation.

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Which organization, under the leadership of Ciro de Quadros, launched an initiative to eradicate polio from the Americas in 1985 ?

PAHO
AND
ACPMS
AA


The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), under the leadership of Ciro de Quadros, launched an initiative to eradicate polio from the Americas in 1985.

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In which year, the Indian Government launched the Pulse Polio Campaign to eliminate polio ?

1990
1992
1994
1996


The year was 1994 when Indian Government started the Pulse Polio Campaign. In this Campaign, vaccination is provided to all children under the age of five years. In the starting of 2014, WHO had removed India from the list of polio-endemic countries.

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In 2014, how many countries get a polio-free certificates ?

11
12
13
14


These are India,Bangladesh, Bhutan, North Korea, Indonesia, the Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Timor-Leste.

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Which of these is the only african country where polio is still endemic ?

Kenya
Nigeria
Uganda
South Africa


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The oral polio vaccine must be kept at which temperature for vaccination to be successful ?

1 to 2 °C
2 to 8 °C
7 to 15 °C
15 to2 8 °C


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In which year, the last isolation of type 2 poliovirus occurred in India ?

1995
1997
1999
2002


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