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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES: Personal Reflections on Growing Up With Polio

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES: Personal Reflections on Growing Up With Polio

By Abayomi Ogunsanya In August this year, amid the uncertainties and tremendous global discomfort caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, Nigeria received encouraging news when the country was declared free of the wild polio virus, joining a league of countries in which the virus had been eradicated and, by this declaration, inching Africa towards a total
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Nigeria, Cameroon declared polio-free

WHO, UNICEF call for emergency action to avert major measles, polio epidemics

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have called for urgent actions to protect most vulnerable children from deadly measles and polio epidemics as COVID-19 disrupts immunisations. The UN agencies made the call in a statement posted on WHO website. According the statement, the agencies have issued an urgent call to
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Nigeria steps up effort to sustain polio-free certification status

Nigeria steps up effort to sustain polio-free certification status

Nigeria has stepped up efforts to sustain its polio-free certification status certified by Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC) for Polio Eradication, says WHO. According to a statement posted on the WHO Regional Office website, the attainment of polio-free status had not debarred Nigeria from increasing its efforts on polio vaccination. “Nigeria in collaboration with other
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POLIO: Nigeria’s certification major milestone — SANOFI

POLIO: Nigeria’s certification major milestone — SANOFI

By Chioma Obinna As the independent Africa Regional Certification Commission(ARCC),  granted the WHO Africa Region (WHO-Afro),  region ‘wild poliovirus free’ status, Sanofi Pasteur, has described it as a major milestone for Nigeria, WHO Africa Region and the overall global efforts to free the world of polio. Sanofi Pasteur is the world’s single largest producers of
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POLIO: Nigeria’s certification major milestone — SANOFI

‘We’ve invested $150m and $70m to support fight against Polio in Nigeria’

…as US Ambassador congratulate Nigeria from polio free BY Victoria Ojeme Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) said it has invested approximately $150 million and $70 million, respectively, toward Nigeria’s polio eradication efforts since 2012. In a statement  made available to journalists at weekend  said, The agencies work
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