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.
SciDev.Net, 13 November 2012
Opposition to immunisation in polio-endemic countries, particularly Nigeria and Pakistan, is one of the final hurdles to eradicating the crippling disease, according to ... read more »
A health worker administers a Polio vaccine in Sokoto, northern Nigeria.
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 »
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 »
The global Polio Eradication Initiative at the World Health Organisation says Nigeria is not on track to achieve eradication of polio despite the adequate tools and capacity to ... Read more »