Posts Tagged ‘Polio’

To Preserve Nigeria’s Polio-Free Status, Children Should Be Vaccinated At Home – Nutritionist

Henrietta Ene-Obong, Professor of Human Nutrition and Dietetics at Calabar University, Cross River State, says that if Nigeria needs to retain its polio-free status, health workers need to visit homes in rural areas to ensure that children obtain regular immunisation. According to her, by restricting contacts and overcrowding at health facilities, the home visit will […]

ICYMI: “Polio-Free Nigeria Is What Happens When All Work Together”– Dr. Ehanire During Polio Certificate Celebrations

Earlier Saturday, Nigeria’s Minister of Health Dr Osagie Ehanire— representing President Muhammadu Buhari— at the Rotary Polio certification celebration ceremony stated that the Polio-free certification is “a good example of what we can achieve collectively when we work together”. “This achievement couldn’t have been possible without the participation of our development partners, sponsors, donors”, Ehanire […]

Saraki Celebrates Polio Free Africa, Says Focus Should Be On Primary Healthcare

Former Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki on Thursday expressed delight over the recent declaration of zero-polio cases amongst the African population, intimating that he had worked alongside other leaders to bring about this development. “I am really chuffed at the declaration of the African continent as polio free. While there were set backs along […]

Kano Gov Commends Bill Gates, Dangote For Role Played In Eradication Of Polio

Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje recognized and eulogized the efforts made by richest man in Africa, Aliko Dangote alongside renowned philanthropist, Bill Gates for making Africa clean of the polio virus. He commended the contributions of both men in the long and successful fight against polio during his address of the State Council. The […]

Nigeria Marks a Major Milestone – 3 Years Without Polio

Nigeria has made remarkable progress against polio. The World Health Organization has certified Nigeria polio-free. It’s been three years since any cases of polio have been detected since August 21, 2016. Dr Faisal Shuaib, Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, said “there is no doubt that three years without a case of […]

How Polio returned to Nigeria

Reports indicates that two fresh infections of wild polio virus have been discovered in Borno state. This new discovery threatens Nigeria’s desired status to be a polio free Country. Nigeria was on course to be declared polio free by the World Health Organisation by July 24 next year if there was no new case reported. The last know infection was July 2014 and […]