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    Boko Haram violence, corruption and poverty: causes of poor immunisation coverage in Nigeria

Boko Haram violence, corruption and poverty: causes of poor immunisation coverage in Nigeria

On August 11, 2016, Nigeria witnessed a major setback in what had been a milestone achievement for the country: the return to the list of polio-endemic countries. In Gwoza and Jere, local government areas of Borno state, ridden by Boko Haram – one of the world’s deadliest militant groups – an outbreak of polio re-occurred. The disease paralysed two children. This [...]

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    WHO: Vaccines can save 1.5m lives yearly — if well utilised

WHO: Vaccines can save 1.5m lives yearly — if well utilised

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says that the power of vaccines to ward off infectious diseases in children through immunisation is being underutilised. The organisation said this on Monday, as the world immunisation week begins. Margaret Chan, director-general of WHO, added that by increasing immunisation globally, the lives of an additional 1.5 million people could be saved every year. “Vaccinations stave off 26 [...]

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    FG approves plans to tackle wild polio virus

FG approves plans to tackle wild polio virus

The federal government has approved a robust response plan, developed by the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, to tackle and prevent the further spread of the Wild Polio-Virus (WPV) in the country. Isaac Adewole, minister of health, said this at a news briefing in Abuja. Adewole said the plans included, five rounds of polio campaigns, two of which are to focus on [...]

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