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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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Ehanire: COVID, insecurity fuelling re-emerging polio variants in Nigeria

    Ehanire: COVID, insecurity fuelling re-emerging polio variants in Nigeria

Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, says COVID-19 and insecurity are fuelling re-emerging poliovirus variants in Nigeria. On August 25, 2020, the Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC) for polio eradication officially

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London to Lagos bike trip: You made Nigeria proud, Osinbajo tells Kunle Adeyanju

    London to Lagos bike trip: You made Nigeria proud, Osinbajo tells Kunle Adeyanju

Kunle Adeyanju, the biker who rode from London to Lagos to create awareness on polio, on Thursday, visited Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo. Speaking during the visit, Osinbajo praised Adeyanju’s efforts, adding

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Malawi declares first case of polio in Africa in five years

    Malawi declares first case of polio in Africa in five years

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says health authorities in Malawi have declared an outbreak of wild poliovirus type one after a case was detected in a young child in the

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‘The situation poses great danger’ — Adamawa confirms polio resurgence

  ‘The situation poses great danger’ — Adamawa confirms polio resurgence

The Adamawa government has confirmed the detection of the circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV) in the state. The development

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Sultan to Nigerians: Take vaccine to eradicate COVID-19 — like we did with polio

  Sultan to Nigerians: Take vaccine to eradicate COVID-19 — like we did with polio

Sa’ad Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto, has called on political leaders to take the AstraZeneca vaccine in the public glare

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NCDC DG: Polio took attention off other public health needs

  NCDC DG: Polio took attention off other public health needs

Chikwe Ihekweazu, director-general of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), says Africa needs to shift focus from single diseases

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OBITUARY: Polio, the virus that left Nigeria for Mecca, dies after 9bn vaccine doses

  OBITUARY: Polio, the virus that left Nigeria for Mecca, dies after 9bn vaccine doses

In February 2005, a five-year-old Nigerian boy was reported to have travelled from northern Nigeria to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, where

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Bill Gates: We’re not done yet… until polio is beaten everywhere, it can return

  Bill Gates: We’re not done yet… until polio is beaten everywhere, it can return

Bill Gates, the co-chair of the Gates Foundation, says Africa and the rest of the world are not done yet

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Dangote: End of polio in Africa is a giant leap forward

  Dangote: End of polio in Africa is a giant leap forward

Aliko Dangote, chairman of Dangote Group, has called on African leaders to invest more in healthcare. Dangote made the call

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