Gambia: Together We Can Kick Out Polio in the Gambia!
[The Point] The Ministry of Health's Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) yesterday ended the second leg of its nationwide polio vaccination. The second is targeting about 95% of children under 5 years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - March 30, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Rolls Out Polio Vaccination Campaign
[MBC] The Ministry of Health and UNICEF with support from the Global Partnership for Polio Eradication have rolled out the Polio vaccination campaign aimed at reaching out to over 6 million under-five children in Malawi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - March 22, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Rolls Out Polio Vaccination Campaign As Govt Targets 2.9 Million Children
[Nyasa Times] Government has rolled out polio vaccination campaign with a target to vaccinate 2.9 million children within a period of four months. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - March 22, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Govt Urges Accurate Reporting On Polio Vaccine to Avoid Immunization Hesitancy
[Nyasa Times] The Ministry of Health has appealed to journalists in the country to ensure accurate reporting on polio vaccines to avoid unnecessary misinformation and misconception that may lead to public hesitancy towards the intended nationwide immunization campaign. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - March 20, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Starts Second Nationwide Polio Vaccination On Saturday
[The Point] The Ministry of Health's Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) is set to commence the second leg of its nationwide polio vaccination this Saturday, targeting about 95% of children in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - March 18, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Statement of the Thirty-First Polio IHR Emergency Committee
[WHO] The thirty-first meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) on the international spread of poliovirus was convened by the WHO Director-General on 28 February 2022 with committee members and advisers attending via video conference, supported by the WHO Secretariat. The Emergency Committee reviewed the data on wild poliovirus (WPV1) and circulating vaccine derived polioviruses (cVDPV). Technical updates were received about the situation in the following State P (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - March 15, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Tz to Provide Additional Polio Vaccinations
[Daily News] TANZANIA is among the countries which will provide additional vaccinations to children under the age of five following an outbreak of a wild poliovirus in Malawi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - March 11, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Millions of Malawian Children to Get Polio Vaccine
[VOA] Blantyre, Malawi -- The U.N. children's agency says it is procuring nearly seven million doses of polio vaccine to inoculate children in Malawi. The action follows a confirmed polio case last month in Malawi's capital, the first reported in Africa in five years and the first in Malawi in decades. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - March 7, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: WHO Says Malawi Polio Case Imported
[Premium Times] Malawi recently declared an outbreak of polio after a young child in the country's capital, Lilongwe, developed the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - February 25, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Declares Health Emergency Following Polio Case Discovery
[VOA] Blantyre, Malawi -- Health authorities in Malawi say a 3-year-old girl is paralyzed after contracting polio, the first known case in Africa in more than five years and the first in Malawi in three decades. Authorities say the child was infected by a strain of poliovirus that matches a strain found in Pakistan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - February 21, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Republic of Malawi Reported Confirmed Case of Poliomyelitis
[Africa CDC] Addis Ababa, Ethiopia -- On 17 February 2022, the Government of Malawi, through the Ministry of Health reported one confirmed case of Poliomyelitis in the country. The Government of Malawi has declared this outbreak as a Public Health Emergency and will activate an Emergency Operations Committee, with the aim of conducting rapid risk assessment and situational analysis. The Government of Malawi has also stated that this is an imported case and there is no evidence of community circulation of the virus. In the absence prompt and ef (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - February 21, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: First Polio Outbreak Confimed Since Africa Declared Polio-Free
[DW] The first case of wild polio to be reported in Africa in five years has been confirmed in Malawi. Africa was declared polio-free in August 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - February 21, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Children Under the Age of Five in Uganda Set to Benefit From the Nationwide House-to-House Polio Immunization Campaign
[WHO-AFRO] Ms Teopista is a mother of two little boys and a girl, all eligible for the Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV). For her, the launch of the National House-to-House Polio Immunization campaign could not have come at a better time. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - January 26, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: No Outbreak of New Polio Virus - Govt
[Leadership] The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has debunked the report of an outbreak of a new polio virus in some states. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - January 14, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Government Launches Mass Polio Vaccination
[Nile Post] As the country struggles to contain a polio outbreak confirmed in August last year, the ministry of Health and partners have rolled out a mass polio vaccination exercise targeting 8.8 million children below five years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - January 14, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news