Nigeria: Polio Eradication - African Commission Begins Verification Visit to Nigeria

[Premium Times] The Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC) for poliomyelitis eradication will on Monday begin to assess if Nigeria has successfully eradicated wild poliovirus.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news

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ConclusionsReceiving the birth dose is positively associated with up-to-date status later in childhood, highlighting the importance of starting vaccination early. The association is insensitive to confounding by factors observed in National Immunization Survey-Child, but investigation of unobserved factors such as vaccine hesitancy could provide critical information to guide intervention strategy.
Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
AbstractConsequences of paralytic polio may adversely affect the quality of life of polio survivors. Promotion of quality of life is the ultimate goal of rehabilitation intervention. Researchers typically employ various operationalisations to evaluate quality of life among polio survivors. It is unclear whether this approach reflects what quality of life truly means to polio survivors in northwest Nigeria. To explore the perception and relevant domains of quality of life, based on the perspectives of polio survivors in northwest Nigeria. We conducted eight focus group discussions with 48 polio survivors, 27 men and 21 wome...
Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
We present an alternative, societal framework for economic evaluations that encompasses a broader set of socioeconomic benefits in addition to health benefits. Quantifying a more comprehensive taxonomy of PCV’s benefits will help to address potential undervaluation and may be sufficient not only to justify recommendation and reimbursement but also to stimulate efforts and investment toward closing coverage gaps.
Source: The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Commentary Source Type: research
Abstract Insulin quality and efficacy determine glycemic control, which determines quality of life for people with diabetes. Insulin efficacy is reduced by heat exposure, especially in tropical climates, remote areas, and with improper handling. Insulin doses can be adjusted based on blood glucose monitoring, which may compensate for lack of viability. However, a measured response may be difficult with other biopharmaceuticals. Thermochromic vial monitor technology developed for oral polio vaccines (vaccine vial monitors) is an inexpensive, easily available, visible modality which can be used for insulin and other...
Source: Indian Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research
Condition:   Poliomyelitis Interventions:   Biological: sIPV batch 1;   Biological: sIPV batch 2;   Biological: sIPV batch 3 Sponsor:   Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences Completed
Source: - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Last year, 2019, was a good news-bad news year for polio eradication efforts. What's good and bad depends on whether you are a human or the polio virus.
Source: Healthcare News - Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Source Type: news
[Ghanaian Times] Sunyani -Three cases of poliomyelitis with two deaths have been recorded in the Bono, Bono East and Ahafo regions.
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
[WHO] Standing at two stories tall and strategically tucked away in a silent corner of the University College Hospital, Ibadan The National oliovirus laboratory can be described as a symbolic icon in Nigeria's fight against polio.
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
The determinants of cardiac output (CO) during exercise, i.e., stroke volume (SV) and heart rate (HR), could differ in Paralympic athletes (PAthl) with spinal cord injury (SCI) with respect to PAthl with locomotor impairments caused by different health conditions (HC). The purposes of the present study were the comparisons of two groups of PAthl, one with SCI and one with either amputation (AMP) or post poliomyelitis syndrome (PM), assessing the: (1) peak cardiorespiratory responses and determinants (SV and HR) of CO during maximal and submaximal arm cranking exercise (ACE), respectively; (2) correlations between peak oxyg...
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
Tuesday’s top stories include: A “daily nightmare” in Syria’s Idlib; polio remains an international health emergency; Guterres extends condolences as Australia bushfires continue; measles in DR Congo; clashes in Darfur displace thousands; and a celebration of stolen art.
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
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