South Sudan: Polio Expertise Steers the Covid-19 Response in South Sudan
[WHO] When fever and body weakness gripped John Achuil, he feared it might be COVID-19. The symptoms were somehow familiar to ignore. The 28-year-old called a hotline number for help. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana: GHS Affirms Harmlessness of Polio Vaccine
[Ghanaian Times] The Ghana Health Service (GHS) says multiple doses of the oral polio vaccine (OPV) administered against the polio virus type 2 does not pose any harm to children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Rotary Club Donates 10 Wheel Chairs to Polio Survivors in Kano
[Daily Trust] Rotary Club, Fagge branch in Kano has distributed wheelchairs to 10 victims of poliomyelitis in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: The Fight Against Polio Vaccines Misconceptions
[WHO] Abuja -- Today Nigeria is polio-free but the country's battle with wild polio virus has been long and complex. There have been numerous setbacks along the way to achieving wild poliovirus free status and extraordinary efforts and investments have been made to reach this goal. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 5, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: As Nigeria Becomes Wild Polio Virus Free
[Leadership] No doubt the world has Dr Jonas Salk to thank for Nigeria becoming Wild Polio Virus free. History has put him down as the man who successfully tested a vaccine against the dreaded polio disease. Nigeria being the last African country to become Wild Polio Virus free is a feat worth celebrating, leaving behind Pakistan and Afghanistan which are officially the two countries in the world struggling with the crippling virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: WHO Representative Urges Borno, the Last Polio Sanctuary, to Remain Vigilant Despite Certification
[WHO] Maiduguri -- The World Health Organization (WHO) Representative to Nigeria, Dr Walter Kazadi Mulombo has congratulated Borno, the last wild polio virus (WPV) sanctuary in Africa, for making Nigeria and Africa proud. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: How to Certify a Region As Wild Polio-Free - Interview With Professor Rose Leke
[WHO] After the World Health Assembly passed a resolution to eradicate polio worldwide in 1988, the Global Certification Commission led the way in establishing a formal process for certifying regions polio-free, asking each of the six WHO regions to set up a Regional Certification Commission. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: DRC - the Great Lengths That Polio Vaccinators Go to Reach Every Last Child
[WHO] By foot, boat and bicycle, thousands of volunteer vaccinators in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) go to extraordinary efforts, sometimes at personal risk, to help eradicate polio. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Polio Eradication - Don't Go to Sleep, WHO Advises Nigeria
[This Day] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has advised Nigeria not to go to sleep on the fact that poliomyelitis has been finally eradicated. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: WHO Tasks Nigeria Against Resurgence of Polio
[This Day] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has advised Nigeria not to relax on the fact that poliomyelitis has been finally eradicated in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: We Committed $4.2m to Fight Wild Polio in Nigeria - Emeka Offor Foundation
[Vanguard] Sir Emeka Offor foundation has disclosed that the philanthropic organization committed $4.2 million to end the scourge of the wild polio virus in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cameroon: Polio Vaccination - Explaining Recurrent Low Risk Perception, Parental Refusal
[Cameroon Tribune] Surprisingly, the toughest resistance to the vaccination of children against the debilitating disease is from residents of Bafoussam, Douala and Yaounde. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sudan: More Polio Cases Reported in Eastern Sudan's Kassala
[Radio Dabanga] Kassala / Khartoum -- The government of Kassala in eastern Sudan has reported a number of polio cases in the state. As for the spread of COVID-19, the number of new patients decreased the last couple of days. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Bill Gates Warns Against Resurgence of Polio
[This Day] The co-Founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Mr. Bill Gates, has said Nigeria must do all within its powers to ensure there's no resurgence of the wild polio virus in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Polio-Free Status - Let's Sustain Immunization, Bill Gates Tells Nigeria
[Vanguard] Kano -- Co-chair Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Mr. Bill Gates says despite the fact that the World Health Organization has certified Nigeria as Polio - free, the country must not relent in Immunization exercise on its children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Seychelles: Polio-Free for 55 Years, Seychellois Authorities Urge Public to Continue Taking the Vaccine
[Seychelles News Agency] Public health authorities in Seychelles are urging residents to continue to take the vaccine against polio, which hasn't been seen in Seychelles since 1966. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sudan: Polio Programme Accelerates Efforts to Respond to New Polio Outbreaks in Sudan and Yemen
[PR Newswire] Amman, Jordan -- "The recent vaccine-derived polio outbreaks confirmed in Yemen and Sudan are consequences of increasingly low levels of immunity among children. Each outbreak has paralysed children in areas that have been extremely difficult if not impossible to reach with routine or supplementary polio vaccination for extended periods of time. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Bill Gates Urges Nigeria to Sustain Polio Immunisation
[Daily Trust] The Co-chairman Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Mr Bill Gates, has called on the Nigerian government not to relent in the immunisation campaign in spite of the 'Polio Free' declaration by the World Health Organization (WHO). (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 13, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana: Polio Vaccination Exercise Begins in Ho Municipality
[Ghanaian Times] At least 42,789 children under the age of five in 117 communities in the Ho municipality will benefit from the national polio vaccination exercise which commenced yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 11, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Stopping the Menace of Polio Gives Me Joy as a Father - Emir
[WHO] When unfounded rumours led to vaccines boycott in Nigeria, some traditional leaders in the north, including His Royal Highness, the Emir of Argungu, Alhaji Samaila Muhammadu Mera, teamed up with the Federal Government to lead the polio sensitization campaign on the importance of vaccination. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: How Northern Emirs Contributed to Eradication of Polio in Nigeria
[Premium Times] When unfounded rumours led to vaccines boycott in Nigeria, some traditional leaders in the north, including His Royal Highness, the Emir of Argungu, Alhaji Samaila Muhammadu Mera, teamed up with the Federal Government to lead the polio sensitization campaign on the importance of vaccination. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana: Polio Vaccination for Children in UWR
[Ghanaian Times] Wa -- More than 173,690 children under five years in the Upper West Region will be vaccinated against the poliomyelitis virus from September 10 to 13, 2020 by the Ghana Health Service and its partners. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - Millions of Children At Risk of Measles, Polio, Due to Vaccination Disruptions
[Daily Trust] Millions of children in Nigeria are at the risk of measles, polio, diphtheria and other diseases due to disruptions of routine immunisation and other vaccination programmes as a result of the lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Polio-Free Status As Breath of Fresh Air for Africa
[This Day] As the Africa Regional Certification Commission for polio eradication formally declared Africa free of wild Poliovirus amidst rapturous applause at a recent World Health Organisation meeting, a wind of relief blew across the continent, dispelling the gloom caused by the ravaging coronavirus pandemic. To stakeholders like the Aliko Dangote Foundation, this was a landmark welcome decision in the quest to rid Nigeria and Africa of a virulent disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Angola: Polio Vaccination to Reach Over 400,000 Children
[ANGOP] Huambo -- At least 431,088 children, under five years of age, will be immunised against polio in the province of Huambo from this Saturday until the 12th September, after 24 new cases of infantile paralysis have been discovered in the last eight months in this region of the Central Highlands. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 5, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Now That Polio Is Kicked Out of Nigeria
[Daily Trust] The World Health Organisation (WHO) last week declared Nigeria free of polio, a virus that has killed and led to the paralysis of thousands of children in Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Enugu Records 100% Success in Polio Vaccination - Official
[Premium Times] The Enugu State government says it has achieved 100 per cent success coverage in the just concluded 'specific-target' polio vaccination in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Enugu Records 100% Success in Target Polio Vaccination - Official
[Vanguard] The Enugu Government has achieved 100 per cent success coverage in the just concluded 'specific-target' polio vaccination in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Rotary Spends U.S.$2.2 Billion On Polio Eradication
[This Day] The Chairman of the Nigeria National Polioplus Committee of Rotary International, Dr. Tunji Funsho, said the organisation has spent $2.2billion to eradicate wild poliovirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Toyin Saraki Celebrates Africa Polio-Free Declaration
[Leadership] The Wellbeing Foundation Africa and its Founder, H.E. Toyin Saraki have celebrated the WHO Declaration of Africa being free of the wild poliovirus declared at the 70th Session of the World Health Organisation Regional Committee for Africa, which held virtually on 25th August, 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Africa Eradicates Wild Poliovirus
[WHO] Brazzaville -- The independent Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC) for Polio Eradication officially declared on Tuesday that the World Health Organization (WHO) African Region is free of wild poliovirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: 40 Years After Smallpox, WHO Declares Nigeria Polio-Free
[This Day] The independent Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC) for polio eradication has officially declared Nigeria and the rest of Africa free of indigenous wild poliovirus yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sudan: Polio Spreads in Sudan
[Radio Dabanga] Kassala / Khartoum -- The Ministry of Health of eastern Sudan's Kassala reported a polio case in the state. 71 new coronavirus (COVID-19) patients were recorded in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Nigeria, Other African Countries Declare Polio-Free
[Vanguard] Nigeria and other African countries were on Tuesday, declared free from wild polio by the Africa Regional Certification Commission. With this development, the disease is now only found in Afghanistan and Pakistan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Polio - Sierra Leone Celebrates Africa's Landmark Achievement
[Vanguard] Sierra Leone is celebrating a strategic landmark public health achievement in Africa as the continent is certified by the World Health Organisation (WHO), to be free of wild poliovirus transmission. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: The Long Road to Africa's Polio-Free Status
[Premium Times] At long last, Africa is now free of Wild Polio Virus(WPV). Nigeria was the last house harbouring the virus on the continent until it was given a clean bill of health by the World Health Organisation(WHO) on Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Wild Polio Virus - Africa Continent Certified Polio-Free
[Cameroon Tribune] The announcement was made during a virtual live stream session of the 70th WHO Regional Committee for Africa, on August 25, 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Angola: Angola Registers Three Cases of Circulating Vaccine-Derived Poliovirus
[ANGOP] Luanda -- Angola registered, in the last eight months, three cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus, at a time when Africa is about to declare the eradication of wild polio, announced last Tuesday, in Luanda, the secretary of State for Public Health, Franco Mufinda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 26, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Polio-Free Nigeria - Gates, Dangote, Others Hail Achievement
[Premium Times] Billionaire philanthropists Bill Gates and Aliko Dangote have hailed the declaration of Nigeria by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as being polio-free. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 26, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Sierra Leone Celebrates Africa's Landmark Achievement Against Polio
[WHO] FREETOWN, 25 August 2020 - Sierra Leone is celebrating a strategic landmark public health achievement in Africa as the continent is certified today by the World Health Organization, to be free of wild poliovirus transmission. The announcement was made at the virtual session of the 70th Regional Committee for Africa, which is the Organization's highest decision-making body on health policy in Africa. The Committee comprises of Ministers of Health from each of the 47 WHO Member States in the Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 26, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: We Can Defeat Covid-19 As We Defeated Wild Polio - Buhari
[This Day] Abuja -- President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Abuja said African countries could defeat COVID-19 pandemic the same way it defeated the wild Polio virus on the continent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 26, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Sanofi Reinforces Commitment As WHO Africa Region Becomes Free of Wild Poliovirus
[Premium Times] The independent Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC), the body responsible for certifying the eradication of wild poliovirus in the WHO Africa Region (WHO-Afro), has granted the region 'wild poliovirus free' status. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 26, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: How Nigeria Eliminated Wild Polio Virus - Buhari
[Premium Times] Nigeria used data systems, community engagement and innovative technology to monitor and predict the occurrence of polio outbreaks as part of the country's efforts to eliminate the disease, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 26, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Like Polio, We Can Defeat Covid-19 - Buhari
[Vanguard] Abuja -- President Muhammadu Buhari expressed optimism that African countries can defeat the coronavirus pandemic, in the same manner, it eradicated the Wild Polio Virus on the continent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 26, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: WHO, UNICEF, Laud Nigeria On Ending Wild Poliovirus
[Vanguard] The World Health Organization and the United Nations Children Fund, on Tuesday, lauded Nigeria on being declared free of the wild poliovirus, stressing that achieving this milestone is not the end, as children under five years must continue to be vaccinated against vaccine-preventable diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 26, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: WHO, UNICEF Congratulate Nigeria On Polio-Free Status
[Vanguard] The World Health Organisation, WHO and the United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF, have congratulated Nigeria on being declared free of wild polio virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 26, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Wild Polio Eradication in Africa Excites Buhari, Says Covid-19 Will Also Be Defeated
[This Day] Abuja -- President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja said African countries could defeat COVID-19 pandemic the same way it overcame the Wild Polio Virus on the continent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 26, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: The Eradication of Polio Holds Lessons For Beating Covid-19
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] This hard-won public health milestone shows how communities hold the keys to ending diseases such as the new coronavirus (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 26, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Creating a Great Polio Legacy in the African Region
[allAfrica] "Could you patent the sun?" That was the acclaimed reply from Dr. Jonas Salk when asked whether he'd be patenting his breakthrough polio vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Buhari, Health Workers, Other Nigerian 'Heroes' Who Helped Defeat Polio
[Premium Times] Nigeria will on Tuesday receive its Wild Polio Virus (WPV) free certificate from the World Health Organisation (WHO), following approval from Independent Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC). (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news