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World Polio Day: Pediatrician urges regular vaccination to maintain zero status

Regular vaccination for children is a necessity to sustain Nigeria’s zero polio status and to stave the recurrence of the debilitating disease, Dr Sylvia Anthony-Eweputanna, a paediatrician at the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, has said.
In response to the discovery of environmental Polio Virus strains in Lagos State, the Lagos State Government will embark on House to House polio Immunisation for all children aged 0-five years, irrespective of the previous immunisation status.

World Polio Day: Kwara disinfects rivers, other places to stem polio

The Kwara State Government on Thursday disinfected major rivers and adjoining areas in the Ilorin metropolis after health officials recently discovered a poliovirus in the river, a step the government said was to quickly prevent a reccurrence of vaccine-derived polio cases in the state.
Kabiru Ibrahim Getso

Kano government urge parents to embrace polio immunisation

The Kano State Government has urged parents to embrace routine immunisation to keep their children fit and immune to child-killer diseases.

Rotary International solicits states’ support for polio eradication

The Rotary International has called for increased support and commitment from states in its quest towards eradicating of polio, Kassim Gbolahan Afolabi, the Jigawa Polio representative, has stated.
Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference after an Emergency Committee meeting on the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

WHO: How Africa can earn polio-free certification

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said Africa stood the chance of being certified polio-free by the end of 2019 or early 2020 if member states could strengthen medical surveillance and ensure that no polio case was recorded.

Polio: UNIABUJA hospital charges parents in Gwagwalada on immunization

The University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH) Gwagwalada FCT, has called on parents in Gwagwalada community to ensure that their children below the age of 5 were immunised against polio virus.
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WHO: What Nigeria needs to do to eradicate polio

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to observe the World Polio day, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has called for heightened surveillance

World Polio Day: Rotary, stakeholders advocates improved environmental sanitation

As the world prepares to mark the 2018 world polio day, Rotary International club have advocated for clean and hygienic environment to end transmission.

10 states to participate in para soccer championship

Ten states have so far expressed their interest to participate in the sixth edition of the National Para-soccer Championship, Misbahu Didi, President, Para-soccer Federation of Nigeria, said on Tuesday.

Kano govt dismisses Kwankwasiyya’s allegation over planned sale of hospitals

Kano State Commissioner for Health Dr. Kabiru Getso has described as fragment imagination, the alleged moves by government to sale two newly rehabilitated specialist hospitals in the state, of the peddlers.

World Polio Day: Kaduna marks five years without polio

The Executive Secretary, Kaduna State Primary Health Care Development Agency, SPHCDA, Hadiza Balarabe, on Tuesday said the state has not recorded any polio case since 2012.

Vaccination scare can hamper fight against polio – Rotary Club

Rotary Club International has expressed fear that the recent vaccination scare in some parts of the country was capable of affecting the achievements already registered by the club in the fight for the eradication of polio in Nigeria.

World Polio Day: Rotary urges Etsu Bwari to sensitise his subjects

The Rotary Club of Abuja has urged the Etsu Bwari, Mr Ibrahim Yaro, to always sensitise his subjects about polio immunisation to prevent recurrence of the viral infection in the community.

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