Africa: Infants at Risk as COVID-19 Disrupts Polio, Measles Vaccination Efforts - Health Agencies
[WHO] Geneva -Agencies call for joint effort to safely deliver routine immunization and proceed with vaccination campaigns against deadly vaccine-preventable diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - May 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: How Gates Foundation Helped Eradicate Polio - Officials
[Premium Times] In February, PREMIUM TIMES exclusively spoke with Chris Elias, the President of the Global Development Division of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Paulin Basinga, the foundation's country director, on the role the foundation played in the eradication of wild polio in Nigeria and a range of other developmental issues. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - May 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: COVID-19 Response Should Not Reverse Gains in Immunisation - WHO
[Daily News] THERE'S no question that immunisation is one of the greatest success stories in global health, and in Tanzania, saving millions of lives every year from vaccine-preventable diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - May 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Polio, Measles Outbreaks 'Inevitable', Say Vaccine Experts
[IPS] Interruptions to vaccination programmes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic could result in new waves of measles or polio outbreaks, health experts warn. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - May 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cameroon: Measles, Tetanus, Cough, Polio - Paediatricians Offer Free Consultations
[Cameroon Tribune] In their 14th Congress in Buea, they underlined the need for government to assist them. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - May 1, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: A 'Devil's Choice' - Balancing Childhood Immunization With Preparing for COVID-19
[MSF] By Barbara Saitta, Vaccination Medical Advisor, Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Access Campaign (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - April 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Niger: Niger Reports New Polio Outbreak
[WHO] Brazzaville -Niger has reported a new polio outbreak that has affected two children in Niamey and Tillaberi region, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - April 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Polio Community Health Agents Take On COVID-19 Detection
[WHO] A network of community health agents that has helped Nigeria curb polio is taking on a new task: deploying its early detection know-how to raise the alarm on suspected COVID-19 infection as the virus continues to spread. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - April 20, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Polio Personnel Crucial for Preparedness and Initial Response to COVID-19 in Northeast Nigeria
[WHO] Polio personnel crucial for preparedness and initial response to COVID-19 in Northeast Nigeria (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - April 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Africa Is One-Step Away From Wild Polio Eradication Verdict
[WHO] The African region completes a critical step towards wild polio eradication as the independent commission to decide on the African Region's wild poliovirus-free status has concluded its final field visit to Nigeria today, after conducting critical analysis to verify the documentation presented by the Nigerian Government. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - March 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria to Be Certified Polio-Free By June 2020 - Africa Regional Team
[Vanguard] The African Regional Certification Centre on Thursday disclosed that Nigeria would soon be declared polio-free by June 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - March 6, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Sokoto Battles Polio With 597 Health Facilities, N400m Counterpart Funding
[Vanguard] Sokoto State government has achieved a significant increase in the number of health facilities that offer routine immunization against polio in the last one year from 553 to 597. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - February 26, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Borno Vaccinates 2.1 Million Children Against Polio
[Premium Times] Borno State Government on Friday said it has vaccinated more than 2.1 million children against polio in the just concluded Immunisation Plus Day exercise in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - February 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Zamfara Vaccinates 1.9m Children Against Polio
[Daily Trust] Gusau -Zamfara state government is to vaccinate 1.9 million children that are under five years as part of the 2020 first phase of Immunization Plus Days Campaign in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - February 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Germany Pledges More Support for Nigeria's Effort in Polio Eradication
[This Day] Abuja -The German government has said that it will continue to support Nigeria's efforts in the eradication of polio. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - January 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: The German Government Expresses Satisfaction With Nigeria's Efforts in Polio Eradication
[WHO] Abuja 20 January, 2020 - Having achieved the milestone of reaching three years without a reporting of case of wild poliovirus, The German Government represented by members of its Parliament expressed satisfaction with the progress in Polio Eradication in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - January 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Angola: Over Five Million Children Get Polio Vaccine
[ANGOP] Luanda -At least five million children were vaccinated in the country in 2019 to fight poliomyelitis during the campaigns promoted by the Ministry of Health, said last Friday in Luanda, the minister S ílvia Lutucuta. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - January 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana: Polio Recorded in 3 Regions ... 2 Die, 1 in Critical Condition
[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)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - January 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: The Ibadan National Poliovirus Laboratory - a Symbolic Icon in Nigeria's War Against Polio
[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)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - January 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Count Down Polio Eradication - ARCC Concludes Verification of Documentation in Southern Nigeria.
[WHO] Abuja, 27 December 2019 - In the final lap of certifying Nigeria, a polio-free country, the African Regional Certification Commission (ARCC) for the eradication of poliomyelitis gave a vote of confidence that Southern Nigeria is on the right path to being polio free. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - December 30, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Quality Immunization and Surveillance Help Stop Polio Outbreaks in Three African Countries - Who
[UN News] Three African countries have halted recent polio outbreaks which indicates that the disease can be stopped elsewhere in the region, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - December 24, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Somalia: Relief As No New Cases of Polio Reported in Somalia Since May 2019
[Dalsan Radio] The Somalia Polio Programme has not confirmed any new cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) in children with acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) since 8 May 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - December 24, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Polio This Week As of 11 December 2019
[ANGOP] In the run up to the WPV certification of the African region next year, the Africa Regional Certification Commission is currently conducting a visit in Nigeria to analyze and verify the accuracy of the certification documents prepared by the Nigerian Government. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - December 19, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Angola: Luanda to Launch Polio Immunisation Campaign
[ANGOP] Luanda -Luanda province will launch one more round of polio vaccination campaign on 13-15 December, announced the health officials. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - December 9, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Somalia: The First Phase of a Nationwide Integrated Polio and Measles Vaccination Ends in Somalia, Achieves High Coverage
[Dalsan Radio] The first phase of a nationwide integrated polio and measles vaccination campaign has concluded in Somalia having achieved high coverage. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - December 9, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Polio Eradication - Nigeria Hopeful As Certification Process Begins
[Premium Times] Polio experts have said if Nigeria sustains its current trend of not detecting or reporting any new case of wild polio virus, Nigeria and Africa at large should be certified polio free before the end of 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - December 5, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Complacency Could Delay the Final Push to Eradicate Polio
[The Conversation Africa] Great strides have been made in the global effort to eradicate polio. Reported cases of wild poliovirus have decreased by over 99% from an estimated 350,000 cases in 1988 to 33 in 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - December 5, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sudan: Anti-Polio Eradication Campaign Launched in W. Kordofan
[SNA] Al-Fula -The partial campaign of vaccination against polio and Vitamin(A) deficiency was launched Monday allover localities of West Kordofan State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - December 3, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Angola: WHO Supports Angola's Government Efforts to End Polio Outbreak
[WHO] The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners are supporting the efforts of the Angolan Government to end a polio outbreak that started in May this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - December 2, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Angola: Health Ministry Denies Polio Cases Caused By Vaccination
[ANGOP] Luanda -The Health Ministry last Wednesday denied allegations of a surge in polio cases caused by the antidote (vaccine) being given to children under the age of five. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - November 28, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: As Donors Ramp Up Polio Funding, Worries of Comeback Persist
[IPS] United Nations -Efforts to wipe polio off the face of the planet took a step forward this week, with a multibillion-dollar fundraiser in the Middle East helping eradication schemes tackle a virus that disproportionately kills and cripples children in poor countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - November 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Canadian Govt Demonstrates Commitment to Fight Polio in Nigeria
[This Day] To further demonstrate commitment of Canadian government to the fight against polio virus and strengthen routine immunisation (RI), the Director General West and Central African Bureau, Global Affairs Canada, Mr Tarik Khan, joined the Niger State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (SPHCDA) and WHO staff during the polio house-to-house vaccination exercise recently. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - November 21, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Angola: Second Stage of Polio Vaccination Kicks Off
[ANGOP] Luanda -The second stage of polio vaccination campaign is kicking off this Friday in five provinces of Angola, the Health Ministry said on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - November 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Angola: Armed Forces Join Polio Vaccination Campaign
[ANGOP] Luanda -Staff of the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA) are expected to join the first stage of the vaccination campaign against polio, to be conducted on November 15-17, the Health minister, Silvia Lutukuta, said on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - November 5, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zambia: Alarm as Zambia Reports First Polio Case Since in 24 Years
[Nation] Zambia has reported its first local case of polio since 1995 after a two-year-old boy was paralysed by a virus derived from the vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 28, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Another Polio Strain Eradicated
[Premium Times] It is good news from the health sector as experts have announced that another strain of wild poliovirus has been eradicated globally. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: WHO Celebrates Eradication of Polio Virus Type Three Worldwide
[This Day] Abuja -World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed the global eradication of wild poliovirus type 3. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Somalia: Somalia Anti-Polio Programme Bearing Fruits
[Dalsan Radio] The Somalia Polio Programme has not confirmed any new cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) in children with acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) since 8 May 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Valuable Lessons From Nigeria's Marathon Effort to Eradicate Polio
[The Conversation Africa] The theme for World Health Day in 1995 was "Target 2000 -- A World Without Polio". I delivered a lecture titled "Polio Eradication Race: Will Nigeria Finish Last?" to mark the occasion. Finishing last seemed likely because in the 1990s Nigeria's routine immunisation rates were in the 30%-40% range for all vaccine preventable diseases. Countries in Southern and East Africa that had eradicated polio had coverage in the 80%-90% range. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 20, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: LG Chairman Bags Bill Award for Eradicate Polio
[Daily Trust] Maiduguri -The Gubio Caretaker-Chairman local government area of Borno state, Hon. Zanna Modu Gubio, has won the Best Chairman Polio Achievement Award in the Nigeria Chairman Immunisation Leadership Challenge. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Seeking to Toss Polio Into Dustbin of Medical History
[Daily News] AUTHORITIES in Kagera are working on initiatives to conduct measles-rubella and polio vaccinations targeting over 800,000 children under five years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 17, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: More Than 18 Million Children in Uganda to Be Immunized
[WHO] Uganda is set to immunize more than 18 million children against measles and rubella, which amounts to 43% of the country's population. Among them, 8.2 million children younger than 9 months, or 20.5% of the population, will also receive the oral polio vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Kicking Out Polio From Nigeria
[This Day] There is need to intensify efforts to route the crippling disease (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Dar Embarks On Rubella, Measles, Polio Campaign
[Daily News] TANZANIA is set to conduct a nationwide measles -rubella and polio vaccination campaign mid this month, targeting children under five years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana: 989,558 Children vaccinated Against polio in GT Accra
[Ghanaian Times] About 989,558 children under five years, in the Greater Accra Region, have been vaccinated, following the polio virus outbreak in Agbogbloshie last month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 20, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: New Vaccine May Help Stamp Out Remaining Polio Cases
[Namibian] PUBLIC health organisations around the world have been fighting for global eradication of polio since 1988. Through massive vaccination efforts, the incidence of polio has gone down 99% since then, with the virus eradicated from most countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Africa Set to Banish Polio
[Daily Trust] Wednesday last week marked three years since Nigeria's last documented case of polio, which was also the last case recorded in Africa. This means the African continent is set to be certified free of the virus by the World Health Organization, WHO. "This is a dramatic change from 2012 when the country accounted for more than half of all polio cases worldwide, with 223 victims," WHO said. Nigeria is the last country in Africa to have witnessed a case of polio in Borno State. Outside of Nigeria, the last case (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 16, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana: GHS Starts Polio Response Vaccination in Greater Accra
[Ghana Govt.] The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has started a polio vaccination campaign in the Greater Accra region. The campaign, which started on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, will end on Saturday, September 14, 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 12, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: 'Vaccine Derived Polio' Won't Stop Nigeria From Being Certified Free - Official
[Premium Times] The Executive Director, National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Faisal Shuaib, has expressed optimism that Nigeria will not suffer a setback in the success recorded on wild polio eradication in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 11, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Africa Polio Eradication On Brink
[SciDev.Net] Abuja -Africa is on the brink of being declared officially polio free after Nigeria, the continent's last remaining infected country, marked three years without any new cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 5, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news