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‘Guinea worm free Nigeria to be certified December’

BY OLA AJAYI

IBADAN — MINISTER of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, Tuesday, in Ibadan, Oyo State, said the World Health Organisation, WHO, certification that Nigeria was now free from Guinea worm disease, will come in December.

The minister who spoke at international symposium on “Global Perspective in Emerging Diseases,” organised by the University of Ibadan in honour of a medical icon, Emeritus Professor Oladapo Olujimi Akinkugbe who clocked 80 years, reiterated that President Goodluck Jonathan administration had eradicated Guinea worm disease in the country.

WHO’s supervision team was in Nigeria for more than three weeks trying to see anybody infected by the disease but it found none.


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