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