Nigeria: Polio Eradication a 'National Emergency'
As of July 10, 2012, Nigeria has recorded 49 new cases of wild poliovirus in 10 states compared to 25 cases during the same period in 2011. This increase has prompted the government to declare polio eradication a national emergency.
Binta, a Volunteer Community Mobilizer, has convinced Sabiu to get his children immunized against polio.
World Bank, 12 July 2012
The World Bank's Board has approved an International Development Association (IDA)* credit of US$ 95 million for the Nigeria Polio Eradication Support Project, which will help the ... read more »
United States Department of State, 1 June 2012
A campaign to rid the world of polio has been under way since 1988, successfully reducing the number of cases of the disease by 99 percent. An estimated 5 million young people are ... read more »
Daily Trust, 13 July 2012
Bodinga Local Government Area of Sokoto State said on Wednesday that more than 56,000 children have been immunised in the ongoing polio immunisation exercise. read more »
Leadership, 9 July 2012
A total of 48 cases of Wild Polio Virus (WPV) have been recorded in 10 States since the beginning of the year 2012 with Kano, Jigawa, Bauchi, Borno, Yobe, Sokoto, Zamfara, Kaduna, ... read more »
Vanguard, 12 June 2012
As a proud Nigerian footballer, I have scored many goals for my country. But there's one goal I still need to score--I want to help Nigeria kick polio out forever. read more »
Nigeria: Fighting Polio From the Grassroots
United Nations Children's Fund, 29 May 2012
Inna Kanda, 40, is a vaccinator assigned to cover the village of Takalmsula, in the urban area of Sokoto State, in northern Nigeria. Mother of eight children, Inna is one of the ... read more »