Rwanda: 90% Children Vaccinated Against Polio
[New Times] As Rwanda marks the international day against polio, numbers show that more than 90 per cent of children in the country are immunised against polio (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - November 9, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Overcoming Vaccine Hesitancy in Mozambique's Polio Fight
[WHO-AFRO] Lichinga, Mozambique -- It is the last day of polio vaccination campaign in Niassa, a province in northern Mozambique, and a mobile vaccination team headed by health worker Celina Miguel is going house-to-house in a small village. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - November 2, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Statement of the Thirty-Third Polio IHR Emergency Committee
[WHO] The thirty-third 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 12 October 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) in the context of global eradication of WPV and cessation of outbreaks of cVDP (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - November 2, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: 'Polio Vaccine Is Safe for Children'
[The Herald] THE poliovirus vaccine being administered to children during the ongoing vaccination and revaccination campaign is totally safe and will protect them from illness, the Government has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 28, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Polio - Emeka Offor Foundation Urges Increased Immunisation, Surveillance
[Daily Trust] The Emeka Offor Foundation (SEOF) has enjoined the country to double its momentum towards continuous immunisation, rapid outbreak response, enhanced surveillance, fundraising, awareness, and advocacy against polio. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 28, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Polio Cases Drop By 99.9 Percent - WHO
[Premium Times] The global health body said as many as 20 million children have been spared disability and are walking today. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 26, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Progress in Polio Eradication in Africa
[WHO-AFRO] Abuja -- The African region has made significant strides in the fight against polio, reaching a monumental achievement in August 2020 when the region was certified as free of indigenous wild polio after eliminating all forms of wild poliovirus. Professor Tunji Funsho, chair of Rotary's Nigeria National PolioPlus Committee, discusses the milestones and challenges in the polio fight. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 25, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Director-General's Remarks At the World Polio Day 2022 and Beyond Event - 21 October 2022
[WHO] President Jennifer Jones, Holger Knaack, Mark Maloney, Ian Riseley and other senior leaders joining us online, (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 24, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Director-General's Speech At 'Investing in a Polio-Free Future for More Resilient Health Systems', World Health Summit - 18 October 2022
[WHO] Your Excellency Minister Schulze, (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 21, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Global Leaders Commit U.S.$ 2.6 Billion At World Health Summit To End Polio
[WHO] Today, global leaders confirmed US$ 2.6 billion in funding toward the Global Polio Eradication Initiative's (GPEI) 2022-2026 Strategy to end polio at a pledging moment co-hosted by Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) at the World Health Summit in Berlin. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 21, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: UNICEF And WHO Welcome KSrelief Funding For Measles And Polio Epidemics Prevention
[WHO] The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF welcomed today funding agreements from the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) valued at US$ 10 million to further bolster polio and measles programmes in eight countries. The agreement was signed on the sidelines of the World Health Summit in Berlin. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 18, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Let's Eradicate Polio – an Urgent Health Priority
[allAfrica] Lagos -- Recently, the governor of the state of New York in the United States, declared a state of emergency over polio. This declaration followed the discovery of the poliovirus in sewage samples in four counties. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 15, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana: GHS Exceeds Polio Vaccination Target in Bono East Region
[Ghanaian Times] Kintampo -- The Bono East Region has exceeded its target for the first round of polio immunisation by 22,453, Dr Fred Adomako - Boateng, the Regional Director of Ghana Health Service (GHS), has disclosed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 12, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Health Ministry to Roll Out Polio Vaccination Campaign For Children Under Five
[263Chat] Addressing journalists during a training on outbreaks and immunisation, Expanded Program and Immunisation Manager Colline Chigodo said they are targeting all children below the age of five even if they were immunized before. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 6, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: German Govt Contributed U.S.$196 Million to Nigeria to Fight Against Polio in 20 Years - Official
[Premium Times] Africa was certified polio free in August 2020 following the elimination of the virus in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 30, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news