One Last Hurdle to Eradicating Polio


Opposition to immunisation in polio-endemic countries is one of the final hurdles to eradicating the disease, a conference has heard.
Photo: UNICEF

A health worker administers a Polio vaccine in Sokoto, northern Nigeria.

  • Somalia:  Thousands of Children Run Risk of Polio

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 9 November 2012

    An estimated 135,000 children are at risk of polio in Somalia's port city of Kismayo, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). read more »

  • Nigeria:  Polio Spread Worries FG

    Leadership, 13 November 2012

    The spread of polio virus in some endemic states in the North has remained a source of concern to the government as the menace has turned into a national tragedy, the National ... read more »

  • South Sudan:  Polio-Immunisation Campaign Kicks Off in Jonglei

    Sudan Tribune, 8 November 2012

    South Sudan Polio Campaign, which is expected to run for three days, has started in Jonglei on Wednesday, targeting more than 60,000 children up to five years old. read more »

  • Africa:  Polio Cases Rise in Nigeria, Drop Worldwide in 2012

    American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 13 November 2012

    Polio cases worldwide reached historic lows in 2012, and for the first time there were no new outbreaks beyond countries already harboring the disease, leaving researchers ... read more »

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