Polio returns to haunt Malaysia after almost 30 years
Malaysia has reported its first polio case in 27 years, health authorities said Sunday, announcing a three-month-old baby had been diagnosed on Borneo island.
Rotary promises to ensure Nigeria stays polio free, immunises over 100 kids in Ogudu
As part of efforts to ensure Nigeria maintains its polio-free status, the Rotary Club of Ogudu GRA, has immunised over 100 children in Ogudu community of Kosofe local council, Lagos, against polio virus and its paralysis effects.
War against polio not yet uhuru in Nigeria, says Rotary DG
The District 9110 Governor, Rotary International, Dr. Jide Akeredolu, has urged the government and Nigerians not to relent in the fight against polio, saying, lots of effort was needed for the country...
Philippines launches vaccine campaign as 2nd polio case emerges
The Philippines Friday launched a programme to immunise millions of children from polio after the Asian nation was hit by its first outbreak of the crippling disease in nearly two decades.
We must celebrate eradication of wild Polio virus cautiously, Saraki
Founder of Wellbeing Foundation Africa, Toyin Saraki has urged Nigerians to celebrate cautiously and without complacency the milestone of being free of Wild Polio Virus for three years.
Nigeria weeks away from being polio-free, says Rotary DG
The District 9110 Governor (DG) of Rotary International, Dr. Jide Akerele, has said Nigeria is a month away from being declared polio-free. Akerele, who was hosted by the Rotary Club of Falomo...
WHO alerts to new strains of vaccine-derived polio in southern Nigeria, Lagos
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has alerted to a recent emergence and spread of new strains of vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) in southern Nigeria and, especially Lagos.
‘Nigeria will be polio-free in six months’
Executive director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib, has said that due to the innovative approach deployed to routine immunisation, Nigeria will be declared polio-free in the next six months. “We are now at a point where we are just some six months away from being declared polio-free in Nigeria,”…