Polio eradication `a debt owed Nigerians’ – Osinbajo
The Abuja Commitment made by the Federal and State governments to provide active leadership on polio eradication activities including routine immunisation, is a debt owed to Nigerians, Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has said. Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, in a statement on…
FG okays $150 million World Bank facility for polio fight
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has approved the deployment of the $150 World Bank facility for polio eradication in the country. The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, who was among the quartet of officials that briefed State House Correspondents on the outcome of the gathering yesterday in…
After tests, WHO rules out return of polio to Venezuela
Tests carried out by the World Health Organization following a suspected case of polio in Venezuela have ruled out any return of the crippling childhood disease, the UN agency has said. Polio has been eradicated for decades in the crisis-wracked country, with the last case of acute poliomyelitis reported in 1989, a former health minister…
Rotary president visits, to launch financial support for polio eradication
Representative of Rotary International President, Mary Beth Selene, yesterday arrived in Nigeria to initiate a fresh financial support for polio eradication in Nigeria, among other projects. Selene, a member of Rotary Club of Madison West Towne-Middleton, Wisconsin, United States, said the new intervention is part of the global confidence that polio can be completed eradicated…
Okowa advocates collaborative effort against polio
Delta State governor, Mr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has tasked relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in the state to redouble efforts toward achieving the goals of eradicating poliomyelitis, as the state has not recorded any outbreak of the disease in the last seven years. Okowa, who disclosed this during flag-off of the first round of the…
Insurgency threatens Nigeria’s efforts to eradicate polio
The Executive Secretary of National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib, has said that Nigeria is regarded as a polio endemic country due to lack of access in some local government. He stressed the need to improve access in some wards and local governments in the country in order to interrupt wild…
Nigeria could be certified polio free next year, says WHO
The Country Director of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr. Wondimagegnehu Alemu, has expressed optimism that Nigeria could be granted a Polio-free certification by 2019, if no Wild Polio virus was detected in any part of the country within the period.
Germany supports Nigeria with €29.9m to eradicate polio
The Federal Republic of Germany and Nigeria has signed a 29.9 million Euros agreement in support of polio eradication programme in the country, a statement has said.
Africa on verge of eradicating polio – WHO
Africa is on the verge of eradicating polio if the current momentum is sustained through improved surveillance, vaccination and public awareness, a WHO official said on Tuesday.
Lagos plans to engage persons with polio, says Tinubu
Chief Executive Officer of Polio Rescue Association, Mr. Olugbenga Kuye has described the Polio Rescue Para Soccer competition held at the weekend as a grand breaking event aimed at helping victims of the ailment live normal life.