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BMJ 2010; 340 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c2290 (Published 27 April 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c2290

Polio outbreak is reported in Tajikistan: A team of experts has been sent to investigate an outbreak of polio in the southwest of Tajikistan, in the area bordering Afghanistan and Uzbekistan. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative and the World Health Organization will support the Tajik Ministry of Health in a mass immunisation campaign. As of 22 April, 128 cases of acute flaccid paralysis had been reported, and 10 infected children had died.

WHO reports major gains in malaria control: From 2004 to 2009 aid for malaria in …

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