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Immunisation: Success, shortfalls in Nigeria and way forward

    Immunisation: Success, shortfalls in Nigeria and way forward

After African heads of state committed themselves to eradicating polio during the 32nd Ordinary Session of the then Organisation of African Unity (OAU) in Yaounde, Cameroon in 1996, it took

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UNICEF: Over 1m Nigerian children yet to receive vital vaccines

    UNICEF: Over 1m Nigerian children yet to receive vital vaccines

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says about 1.2 million children in Nigeria are yet to benefit from essential vaccines. The figure accounts for about six per cent of 20

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UNICEF warns Nigeria: Polio may resurface

    UNICEF warns Nigeria: Polio may resurface

The United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says without adequate awareness on the need for immunisation, polio could resurface in Nigeria. On August 25, 2020, the independent Africa Regional Certification

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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

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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

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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

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