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Nigeria, Niger begin surveillance against polio


North East Coordinator of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Fadinding Manneh has said that experts from Nigeria and Niger have adopted cross-border disease surveillance strategies against diseases.

He disclosed this in WHO’s weekly report released yesterday in Maiduguri, Borno State, saying, “The targeted border disease, include polio, measles and other vaccine preventable diseases activities across the borders of Nigeria and Niger Republic.

The report noted that the cross-border surveillance was yielding evidence-based results, adding that the exercise will ensure that eligible children along inaccessible borders are protected from vaccine preventable diseases including measles and polio.

The meeting of experts was recently held in Maiduguri; in line with the purpose and scope of the International Health Regulations (IHR).


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