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Global Polio Eradication Initiative

21 Feb
Nigeria and other African countries are under threat of resurgence of Wild Polio Virus (WPV).
5 Dec 2018
Progress has stalled in ridding the world of polio. An emergency committee of the World Health Organization (WHO) unanimously agreed Friday to continue to designate the paralyzing disease a "Public Health Emergency of International Concern." WHO originally designated polio in this way in 2014, deeming it a health threat serious enough to endanger communities worldwide.…
24 Sep 2016
Following three recent reports of new cases of wild poliovirus in Nigeria, Rotary has announced a $35 million funding for the eradication of the disease in Nigeria and other at-risk countries.
14 Aug 2016
The battle against poliomyelitis, otherwise known as polio, has taken a pleasant turn as Nigeria marks two straight years without any reported case of the dreaded disease.
11 May 2016
Despite recording the first case of type 2 circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV2) in Maiduguri district of Borno province, Nigeria is on course towards being certified ...

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