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Polio: WHO official applauds Nigeria’s achievement, urges more efforts

Polio: WHO official applauds Nigeria’s achievement, urges more efforts

Dr. Pascal Mkanda, Coordinator, Polio Eradication Programme, at World Health Organisation (WHO), Africa Regional Office, has commended the Nigerian Government over its achievements in the area of Polio eradication. Mkanda, however, advised that more work needed to be done to stop the transmission of all types of polioviruses. He made the recommendation on Wednesday, in
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Nigeria targets polio certification by 2020 —NEC

Nigeria targets polio certification by 2020 —NEC

National Economic Council (NEC) says Nigeria is making conscious efforts toward achieving polio certification by the year 2020. The information was conveyed by Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra, while briefing State House correspondents after the NEC meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He said that the
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Polio: WHO official applauds Nigeria’s achievement, urges more efforts

Adamawa recording few cases of rejection of polio vaccines ― Official

The Chairperson of Adamawa Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Batulu Mohammed, said cases of rejection of polio vaccines by individuals in the state, had reduced drastically. Mohammed made this known on Thursday in Yola while addressing a rally organised by Journalists Against Polio (JAP), in collaboration with other stakeholders, to mark the 2019 World Polio
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Nigeria targets polio certification by 2020 —NEC

Expert harps on community health education to sustain zero polio record

Dr Asuzu Ujunwa, a medical doctor at Asokoro District Hospital, FCT,  stressed the need for increased community health education and sustenance of government policies to sustain Nigeria’s zero polio record. Polio is a contagious viral disease caused by the poliovirus, which often leads to nerve injury, paralysis, difficulty breathing and sometimes death. The international community
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Polio: Edo ramps up sensitisation, immunisation campaign in 4 LGAs

Polio: Edo ramps up sensitisation, immunisation campaign in 4 LGAs

…schedules two rounds of vaccination The Edo State Government has mobilised resources for sensitisation and immunization to protect children in the state from poliomyelitis, after an outbreak of the viral disease was recorded in a neighbouring state. Executive Secretary of the Edo State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr. Mrs. Mbarie Imuwahen, said the state government
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Nigeria targets polio certification by 2020 —NEC

2 new polio cases reported in Afghanistan

Two fresh polio cases had been detected in Afghanistan’s southern Uruzgan province, the Ministry of Public Health said on Monday. “With these two new cases, the total number of polio cases in 2019 reaches 15 in the country, all of which were reported from inaccessible areas. “Fourteen of the 15 polio cases have been reported
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