Nigeria: Kano Records 5 Cases of Polio in 6 Months
[Guardian]Kano State has recounted five cases of Wild Polio Virus in the last six months, which now accounts for two per cent global burden even as the government restated commitment to eradicating the scourge of the virus before the end of this year.
[Premium Times] African leaders and developmental partners working on the eradication of polio have been urged not to relent on their achievements in ending polio on the continent.
[Vanguard] Africa is set to be declared polio-free as Nigeria marks three years without recording a single case of polio infection, thus moving a step closer towards polio-free certification by the World Health Organisation, WHO, in early 2020.
[Premium Times] As Nigeria celebrates three years without the detection of a Wild Polio Virus case, health authorities say the country is on its way to finally being awarded polio-free certification.
[WHO] Abuja, 21 August, 2019 - Today marks a major milestone in the history of Nigeria's Polio Eradication Programme as the country reaches 3 years without reporting a case of wild poliovirus. In a Press Conference to brief the media, the Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr Faisal Shuaib, whilst acknowledging that Nigeria passing the three-year benchmark without a single wild polio virus case is a step forward to certifying the entire African region wild poliovi
[WHO] Brazzaville, 21 August 2019 - Africa today passes a milestone threshold - three years with no case of wild poliovirus detected.
Nigeria marked three years free of endemic wild polio on Wednesday with health officials saying the nation's progress in fighting the crippling viral disease could result in the whole of Africa being declared polio-free early next year.
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[allAfrica] Cape Town -Nigeria has made remarkable progress against polio.
Wednesday marks three years since the last reported case on the continent
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