The unholy crusade against COVID-19 vaccines
Yep! That’s the number of lives global immunization programs stopped from being prematurely cut shut by infectious diseases, between 2005 and 2010; it is the number of needless deaths that didn’t happen because of the effectiveness
Polio: Jigawa LG immunises 46,634 children
Guri Local Government Council of Jigawa has immunised 46,634 children against the polio virus in the just concluded polio immunisation campaign in the state, an official has said.
UNICEF, WHO urge action to avert measles, polio epidemics
The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have alerted countries, including Nigeria, to the possibility of major measles and polio epidemics, as COVID-19 continues to disrupt immunization services worldwide.
Concerns over polio resurgence in Nigeria
There are concerns over possible resurgence of Wild Polio Virus (WPV) in Nigeria as Pakistan has recorded increase in number of cases due to the COVID-19 lockdowns.
Nigeria must sustain immunisation to keep polio at bay, say NPHCDA, WHO
World Health Organisation (WHO) and National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) have urged parents to intensify efforts on receiving of polio routine immunisation to avoid resurface of the virus in the country.
Nigerian doctor Tunji Funsho named one of TIME’s Most Influential People in the world
TIME has named Nigerian physician Dr. Tunji Funsho to the 2020 TIME100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The list, now in its seventeenth year, recognizes the activism, innovation and achievement of the world’s most influential individuals. Dr. Funsho, a cardiologist based in Lagos, Nigeria, is the first Rotary…
After 29 years of crawling, polio victim begins new life with mobility cart
Tuesday, September, 15 was a day of joy for Aisha Usman, a 30-year-old woman, who has been crawling after she was attacked by polio 29 years ago.
How Nigeria achieved WHO-certified polio free status
Nigeria and indeed the African continent was on Tuesday August 25 certified Wild Polio Virus (WPV) free by the World Health Organisation (WHO).