Sudan: Nine Million Children Vaccinated Against Measles and Polio
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Sudan reports in its latest bulletin that a large-scale measles and polio vaccination campaign has so far reached 9.1 million children in Sudan. In Jebel Marra in Darfur, more than 2,600 people fled their homes following fighting between two rebel factions in February. A number of aid organizations and the UN-AU Mission in Darfur (Unamid) have been plundered. Food insecurity in Sudan continues, despite a good harvest. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - June 6, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: WHO Alerts to New Strains of Vaccine-Derived Polio in Southern Nigeria, Lagos
[Guardian] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has alerted to a recent emergence and spread of new strains of vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) in southern Nigeria and, especially Lagos. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - June 6, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Soldiers to Lead Health Workers to Hostile Locations - Buratai
[Premium Times] The Nigeria army will henceforth conduct polio vaccination in locations in Borno State made inaccessible to health workers by the Boko Haram insurgency, the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - June 3, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: World Bank Director for Health Praises Jonathan for Stopping Ebola, Polio
[Vanguard] World Bank's new global director for health, nutrition and population, Dr. Ali Muhammad Pate has commended former President Dr Goodluck Jonathan for his administration's landmark achievements in the health sector, stressing that future generations would honour the former President for his good works. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - May 22, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Fights to End Polio, Contain Ebola Made Tougher By Violence - Researchers
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] New York -Documented attacks on health workers in conflict areas increased dramatically last year, endangering both children waiting for polio vaccines and efforts to contain the latest outbreak of Ebola, research showed on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - May 16, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: MOH, Unicef, Others Hold Stakeholders Advocacy Meeting
[Observer] Ahead of a 3-day Polio immunization exercise in the country, the Ministry of Health (MOH), World Health Organization (WHO), with support from the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has begun holding advocacy meetings with stakeholders. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - May 3, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Country May Be Certified Polio-Free in December
[Guardian] Nigeria may be certified polio-free this December when it would have accomplished interruption of Wild Polio Virus (WPV) transmission for over three years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - April 17, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: South Africa Bids to Regain WHO Polio-Free Certification
[Daily Maverick] South Africa is part of a 'pariah' group of countries that are not certified polio-free, thanks to weaknesses in our surveillance and vaccination programme. The Department of Health is determined to win back its certificate in April, and it launched an immunisation survey last week to check on the nation's vaccination rate. But we should never have lost the certificate in the first place. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - March 11, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: How Community Informants Help Improve Polio Surveillance - WHO
[Premium Times] The engagement of community informants for Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) surveillance has yielded a positive result in Borno State, the World Health Organisation Nigeria office has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - March 5, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Polio - Dangote Foundation Boosts Nigeria's Certification By WHO
[Leadership] As Nigeria eagerly awaits her certification as polio free by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) has boosted the nation's efforts to finally end a scourge which had affected thousands of children across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - February 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Why Surveillance of Essential Vaccines is Important
[allAfrica] Immunization is one of the most effective public health interventions that prevent millions of deaths every year in all age groups from vaccine-preventable diseases.  Despite all the efforts by the World Health Organisation to have all children vaccinated no matter their economic circumstances, one in every four children still misses essential vaccines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - January 29, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: WHO Technical Team Meets to Assess Anti-Polio Campaign
[Capital FM] Nairobi -World Health Organization's Polio Technical Advisory Group (TAG) is this week meeting in Nairobi to evaluate progress made in ending outbreaks of polio-virus in Kenya and Somalia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - November 28, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Rotary, Steady Run to Use Garden City Marathon to Fight Polio
[This Day] As Nigeria prepares to exit the uninspiring club of nations with cases of polio, the Rotary Club International District 9141 and Steady Run Club have come together to use marathon as a way of raising further awareness to end the scourge. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - November 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Polio Immunisation - WHO Collates Empty Viles for Accountability
[Premium Times] The World Health Organisation (WHO) is collating empty viles of polio vaccines used in Dange Shuni Local Government Area of Sokoto State for accountability, reports the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - November 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: 'I'm Impressed By Parents' Compliance With Polio Immunisation'
[Daily Trust] The Ona of Abaji and chairman of the council of traditional rulers in the FCT, Alhaji Adamu Baba Yunusa, has said he is impressed with parents' compliance in the ongoing polio immunization in the area. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - November 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:'I'm Impressed By Parents' Compliance With Polio Immunisation'
[Daily Trust] The Ona of Abaji and chairman of the council of traditional rulers in the FCT, Alhaji Adamu Baba Yunusa, has said he is impressed with parents' compliance in the ongoing polio immunization in the area. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - November 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Polio - Who Urges FCT Traditional Rulers On Awareness
[Daily Trust] The FCT coordinator of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Furera Zakari, has called on traditional rulers in the area councils to enlighten their subjects to present their children for vaccination during immunisation exercises. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - November 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Polio - Who Urges FCT Traditional Rulers On Awareness
[Daily Trust] The FCT coordinator of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Furera Zakari, has called on traditional rulers in the area councils to enlighten their subjects to present their children for vaccination during immunisation exercises. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - November 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Rotary Club of Ogudu Vaccinates Children in Lagos Community Against Polio
[Guardian] As part of efforts to ensure Nigeria is declared polio free, Rotary Club of Ogudu GRA at the weekend vaccinated over 200 children in Ogudu community, Lagos State against the spread of the virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - November 1, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Rotary Club of Ogudu Vaccinates Children in Lagos Community Against Polio
[Guardian] As part of efforts to ensure Nigeria is declared polio free, Rotary Club of Ogudu GRA at the weekend vaccinated over 200 children in Ogudu community, Lagos State against the spread of the virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - November 1, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Regional Director for Africa On World Polio Day
[Foroyaa] On 24 October, the World Health Organization will join millions of people around the world to observe World Polio Day to galvanize support to end polio, an incurable but completely vaccine preventable disease that still threatens children in a few places around the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 31, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: World Failing in Efforts to Stop Polio
[CAJ News] Dakar -THE emergence of polio in a number of countries has raised doubts over prospects of eliminating the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 31, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Why Eradicating Polio Everywhere Has Been So Hard to Crack
[The Conversation Africa] Polio is a disease that struck fear into the hearts of parents just a generation ago. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 31, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:Why Eradicating Polio Everywhere Has Been So Hard to Crack
[The Conversation Africa] Polio is a disease that struck fear into the hearts of parents just a generation ago. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 31, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria to Attain Polio-Free Status in 2019 - NPHCDA
[Premium Times] The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) says Nigeria may be certified polio-free in next 11 months, if access to insecure areas in Borno State and some parts of the North-East, improves. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 30, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Health Ministry - Triple Polio Doses Were Meant to Cover 'Loophole'
[Nation] The Health ministry has cited precaution as the reason behind the recent multiple campaigns against polio, where children in 12 counties have received up to three doses in quick succession. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 29, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya:Health Ministry - Triple Polio Doses Were Meant to Cover 'Loophole'
[Nation] The Health ministry has cited precaution as the reason behind the recent multiple campaigns against polio, where children in 12 counties have received up to three doses in quick succession. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 29, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Immunise Children Against Polio, Save Lives
[Nation] Since 2014, Kenya has been free of any wild poliovirus (WPV) circulation. Routine environmental surveillance by the Ministry of Health has, however, revealed traces of the polio virus Type Two in Eastleigh and Kamukunji in Nairobi County. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 25, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria May Be Declared "Polio Free" in 2019, Says Rotary District Governor
[Daily Trust] Abeokuta -The District Governor of Rotary Club International District 9110, Kola Sodipo, has hinted that Nigeria may be declared "polio free" next year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 25, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Polio Infrastructure Remains Crucial for Mounting Initial Response to Disease Outbreaks in Nigeria
[WHO] Abuja, 23 October, 2018 - "My phone rang on 22 August. The familiar voice on the other side sounded anxious. It was the local government area Director of Health who said 'Dr Halima, we need you to come down to the clinic and support us immediately'. With over 10 years working on polio eradication, I realized that another call to duty beckons," says Dr Halima Isa, an environment health officer supporting in active case search for polio, cholera and other emergency cases in the North East. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 25, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: Close to Ending Polio - No Time to Be Complacent
[Observer] Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 25, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: WHO, Unicef Reaffirm Their Commitments to Stop Off Polio in the Horn of Africa
[WHO] 24 October 2018, Addis Ababa: As the world commemorates World Polio Day on October 24 2018, we, the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and Rotary International, reaffirm our commitment to stopping polio in the Horn of Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 25, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Polio - Who Warns Countries Against Complacency
[Daily Trust] The World Health Organization (WHO) has advised Nigeria and other countries in the region not to be complacent in their efforts to eradicate polio. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: World Polio Day - What Nigeria Needs to Do to Eradicate Scourge - WHO
[Premium Times] As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to observe the World Polio day, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has called for heightened surveillance (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:World Polio Day - What Nigeria Needs to Do to Eradicate Scourge - WHO
[Premium Times] As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to observe the World Polio day, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has called for heightened surveillance (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Eradication of Polio Is a Debt We Owe Nigerians - Osinbajo
[Leadership] Abuja -The Abuja Commitment made by the Federal and State governments to provide active leadership of polio eradication activities, including routine immunization, is a debt owed to Nigerians according to Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Eradication of Polio Is a Debt We Owe Nigerians - Osinbajo
[Leadership] Abuja -The Abuja Commitment made by the Federal and State governments to provide active leadership of polio eradication activities, including routine immunization, is a debt owed to Nigerians according to Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Niger: Three Cases of Polio Detected in Niger
[Vanguard] Health officials have detected three cases of polio in southern Niger, near the border with Nigeria, the health ministry said Friday, just months after a major UN vaccination operation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya:Campaign to Kick Out Polio Offers Hope for Children of Dadaab
[Nation] From the sky, the Dadaab Refugee Camp in Garissa County looks like a tuft of green hair in the balding savannah that is the northern part of Kenya. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Simple but Effective - the Community Mobilisers Driving Immunization in Borno State
[Nigeria Health Watch] Polio immunization in Nigeria has arguably received more consistent publicity than any other disease. The focus on eradicating polio via immunization has often taken centre stage in global health conversations, so it is clear why for most people immunization is often synonymous with polio vaccination. There is, however much more to routine immunization than eradicating polio. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya:Health Officials Widen Polio Immunisation Drive
[Nation] The road leading to Hagadera in the Dadaab Refugee Complex is wide, straight and dusty. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 16, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Identify and Report - How Grassroots Informants Accelerated the End of Polio in Niger State
[Nigeria Health Watch] The streets of Masaga district in the northern part of Bida local government area of Niger state were adorned with a colourful display of varying designs of outfits as both the young and elderly march to different destinations for marriage ceremonies. Fridays are usually for wedding ceremonies, explains Baba Buhari, the Disease Surveillance and Notification Officer (DSNO) in charge of Bida Local Government Area. The other things that adorned the streets were antique shops displaying alluring shapes, colour (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:The Last Mile - On the Frontlines of Polio Eradication in Kano State
[Nigeria Health Watch] In August 2016, the last poliovirus case in Nigeria was diagnosed in Monguno Local Government Area in the North-Eastern state of Borno. Since then, those working in the polio space, nationally and globally, have worked hard and are watching vigilantly with bated breath as Nigeria again comes close to being declared polio-free by 2019, incidentally also an election year in the country. We were so close in 2016, but the insecurity in the Northeast of Nigeria ultimately led to sufficient gaps in immunisation (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:"I Head the Commission to Declare Africa Polio-Free"
[Cameroon Tribune] Emeritus Prof. Rose Gana Fomban Leke, 2018 Heroine of Health talks about her works thus far. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 3, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya:Polio Vaccine is Safe - Doctors
[Nation] The polio vaccine given to children under the age of five is safe, Kenya Paediatric Association has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - July 25, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda:Health Facilities Run Out of Polio, Rotavirus Vaccines
[Monitor] Kampala -Parents are struggling to have their children immunised against polio and rotavirus after most health facilities in the country reported stock-outs of both vaccines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - July 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sudan:Sudan Launches Anti-Polio Campaign to Vaccinate 3 Million Children
[Focac] Khartoum -Sudan's Ministry Health has launched a polio vaccination campaign targeting around 3 million children nationwide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - July 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya:Over 20,000 Children in Lamu County Get Anti-Polio Vaccine
[Nation] Lamu County has achieved 106 per cent reach of children immunized against polio in the just-concluded first phase of the campaign targeting those below five years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - July 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya:Mandera Polio Jab Drive Targets Over 200,000 Children
[Nation] At least 205,000 children under the age of five years will receive the polio vaccine in a campaign that has begun in Mandera County. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - July 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news