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