Polio is a virus which can cause lifelong paralysis and as the world commemorated World Polio Day on October 24 the WHO, UNICEF and Rotary International say they are 99% on the way to ending the virus for good. The number of polio cases has decreased globally from 350,000 every single year in 1988 to just 22 in 2017.
WHO, Unicef Reaffirm Their Commitments to Stop Off Polio in the Horn of Africa
WHO, 24 October 2018
24 October 2018, Addis Ababa: As the world commemorates World Polio Day on October 24 2018, we, the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and Rotary International, reaffirm our… Read more »
Polio - Who Warns Countries Against Complacency
Daily Trust, 24 October 2018
The World Health Organization (WHO) has advised Nigeria and other countries in the region not to be complacent in their efforts to eradicate polio. Read more »
World Polio Day - What Nigeria Needs to Do to Eradicate Scourge - WHO
Premium Times, 24 October 2018
As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to observe the World Polio day, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has called for heightened surveillance Read more »
Immunise Children Against Polio, Save Lives
Nation, 23 October 2018
Since 2014, Kenya has been free of any wild poliovirus (WPV) circulation. Routine environmental surveillance by the Ministry of Health has, however, revealed traces of the polio… Read more »
Nigeria May Be Declared "Polio Free" in 2019, Says Rotary District Governor
Daily Trust, 23 October 2018
The District Governor of Rotary Club International District 9110, Kola Sodipo, has hinted that Nigeria may be declared "polio free" next year. Read more »
Polio Infrastructure Remains Crucial for Mounting Initial Response to Disease Outbreaks in Nigeria
WHO, 23 October 2018
Abuja, 23 October, 2018 - "My phone rang on 22 August. The familiar voice on the other side sounded anxious. It was the local government area Director of Health who said 'Dr… Read more »
Close to Ending Polio - No Time to Be Complacent
Observer, 25 October 2018
Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa Read more »
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 ... Read more »
Bill Gates, the co-founder of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has said Nigeria is one of the countries where polio is most difficult to eradicate in the world - but stated that ... Read more »
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