Nigeria: Wild Polio Virus May Resurface in Nigeria If ... - UNICEF
[Premium Times] Nigeria's information minister also speaks on the 'urgent' step the country must take to avoid a recurrence of the virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - April 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: MoH to Complete Nationwide Polio Vaccine
[New Republic] The Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Health in collaboration with Partners on the 26th day of March 2021 officially launched the 2021 Nationwide Polio Vaccination Campaign in Liberia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - March 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: Government Launches Nationwide Polio Vaccination Campaign
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Health in collaboration with Partners will on this 26th day of March 2021 officially launch the 2021 Nationwide Polio Vaccination Campaign in Liberia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - March 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Egypt: Health Min. - Egypt Ready to Offer All Support to Eastern Mediterranean Countries to Eradicate Polio
[Egypt Online] Health and Population Minister Hala Zayed expressed Egypt's readiness to offer all necessary support for Eastern Mediterranean countries to eradicate polio. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - March 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - Govt to Adopt Polio Immunisation Strategy in Vaccinating Eligible Citizens
[Vanguard] As Nigeria receives its first batch of 3.92 million doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines today, the Federal Government has said it would adopt the strategy deployed during the polio pandemic in the country in vaccinating eligible citizens. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - March 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Statement of the Twenty-Seventh Polio IHR Emergency Committee
[WHO] The twenty-seventh 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 1 February 2021 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). The following IHR States Parties provided an update at the video conference (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - February 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: Liberia Commissions First National Polio Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
[WHO] Monrovia -- To Stop the spread of circulating vaccine derived Polio Virus type 2 (cVDPV2) in Liberia and protect communities from this crippling disease, on 5th February 2021, the Government of Liberia and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) partners commissioned the first National Polio Emergency Center (EOC) in Liberia for effective coordination of activities towards Polio Eradication. The historic and well attended ceremony was held on the grounds of the old Ministry of Health Complex in Monrovia where t (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - February 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cameroon: Polio Eradication - Understanding Why Vaccination Must Continue
[Cameroon Tribune] Though Cameroon was declared wild poliomyelitis-free on June 18, 2020, surveillance and immunisation efforts must be stepped up because two other polio types are yet to be eliminated. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - February 1, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: New Polio Vaccine Will Only Be Available in Special Circumstances - Kenyan Expert
[Nation] A new vaccine that has the potential to shield against outbreaks caused by a mutated polio strain linked to the oral vaccine has received an emergency listing from the World Health Organisation (WHO). (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - January 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Polio - LG Immunises Over 44,000 Children in January - Official
[Premium Times] Kano conducted routine immunisation against polio between Saturday and Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - January 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Ethiopia Conducts Polio Vaccination Campaigns to Ensure the Country Remains Polio Free
[WHO] In November 2020, Ethiopia conducted an oral polio vaccination campaign targeting 7.1 million under-5 children in four regions and two city administrations despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The campaign was conducted in Harari, Oromia, SNNP and Somali regions, and Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa cities. This campaign, which attained 103% of the targeted coverage, was the second-round of a polio vaccination campaign that was conducted in October 2020 also targeting 7.1 million children under- (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - December 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Ishaku Lauds Rotary International for Its Contribution to Polio Eradication
[Vanguard] The governor of Taraba state, Darius Ishaku, has showered encomium on Rotary International for its selfless service and humanitarian gestures toward the fight against wild polio in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - December 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: International Day of People With Disabilities - Personal Reflections On Growing Up With Polio
[Vanguard] In August this year, amid the uncertainties and tremendous global discomfort caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, Nigeria received encouraging news when the country was declared free of the wild polio virus, joining a league of countries in which the virus had been eradicated and, by this declaration, inching Africa towards a total freedom from the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - December 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sudan: Polio Vaccine Campaign Launches in Sudan
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -- This morning, the first round of a national polio vaccination campaign was launched by the Sudanese Ministry of Health in Khartoum. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - November 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Polio - Jigawa LG Immunises 46,634 Children
[Premium Times] Mr Doro said that the council received 49,260 doses of Oral Polio Vaccines (OPVs), which enhanced the smooth conduct of the exercise. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - November 20, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Sudan: 'No Child Anywhere Should Suffer From Polio' - UN Health Agency
[UN News] Although South Sudan had recently been declared free from the wild poliovirus, the UN health agency said on Friday that 15 children under the age of five are reported to have been infected by a vaccine-derived form of polio, which has left them with irreversible paralysis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - November 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: WHO, UNICEF Estimate $655mn to Tackle Global Measles, Polio
[Daily Trust] The cost of tackling measles and polio could get as high as $655 million worldwide, as COVID-19 pandemic continues to obstruct access to immunisation, says the World Health Organisations (WHO) and United Nations Children Funds (UNICEF). (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - November 12, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: UNICEF, WHO Call for Action Against Major Measles, Polio Epidemics
[Vanguard] To avert major measles and polio epidemics the United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF and the World Health Organization, WHO on Wednesday urged countries including Nigeria to take urgent action that would protect millions of vulnerable children at heightened risk of preventable childhood diseases due to disruptions in immunisation occasioned by COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - November 12, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: UNICEF, WHO Call On Govt for Additional Financial Resources to Fight Measles, Polio
[This Day] Abuja -- As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has disrupted immunisations against deadly diseases, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have called on the federal government to increase funding for immunization in order to avert major measles and polio epidemics. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - November 12, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Cry for 'False Start' Polio-Hit Development
[This Day] There is failure to embrace heroic roles in Nigeria's history. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - November 5, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: How Ending Polio Has Had Positive Spinoffs for Public Health
[The Conversation Africa] Polio is a highly infectious disease. It's caused by a virus that enters the body through the mouth. The virus then multiplies in the intestine and attacks the central nervous system - causing paralysis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - November 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Polio Certification-Sustaining Victory With Increased Vaccination and Surveillance in Security Compromised Areas
[WHO] Maiduguri, 2 November, 2020 - Despite Nigeria having achieved the wild polio-free certification, the Federal Government with the collaboration of other partners is leaving no stones unturned in making sure that all forms of poliovirus are no longer circulating in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - November 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Urges Government to Ensure That Stopping Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Virus (CVDPV) Remains an Urgent Priority for the National Polio Programme
[WHO] The World Polio Day was commemorated in Zambia on 23 October 2020 under the theme "Stories of progress past and present". Following the Certification of the WHO African Region as free of wild poliovirus on 25 August, the occasion served as an opportunity to celebrate this historical and monumental milestone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

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