Borno State, one of the three North-Eastern states in Nigeria currently recovering from an insurgency, surprisingly has better immunization coverage numbers than several other states in the country, including states not under conflict, writes Bashar Abubakar for Nigeria Health Watch.
Simple but Effective - the Community Mobilisers Driving Immunization in Borno State
Nigeria Health Watch, 17 September 2018
Polio immunization in Nigeria has arguably received more consistent publicity than any other disease. The focus on eradicating polio via immunization has often taken centre stage… Read more »
One Year After Polio Set Back, Is Nigeria On the March Again?
Nigeria Health Watch, 3 October 2017
Almost a year ago, the global public health community was thrown into anxiety with the detection of four new cases of wild polio virus (WPV) in rapid succession in Borno State,… Read more »
Strong Response to Polio in the North East, Stuttering Response to Health and Nutrition
Nigeria Health Watch, 11 October 2016
Following the detection of three new polio cases in Nigeria, The Nigerian government and its partners have mounted a massive, largely well-coordinated response. The Nigerian… Read more »
The use of Volunteer Community Mobilisers has proved overtime to be an effective tool in many healthcare interventions across Nigeria.
Cross section of women and their children at the UNICEF CMAM center, Mallah Kachallah PHC Maiduguri.
Madam Christiana Peter, an immunization provider, with some of the VCMs at the Gubio Road IDP clinic.
Since fleeing his home in Nigeria's Borno State six years ago, retired civil servant Iddrisu Ibrahim Halilu has fought tirelessly on behalf of those who, like him, have been ... Read more »
The vaccination campaign has kicked off in three states - Kogi, Kwara and Zamfara - and is expected to move to Borno state where the programme will focus on camps for internally ... Read more »
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