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World Polio Day: Nigeria has brought Africa closer to being certified polio-free

Polio immunisation  World Polio Day: Nigeria has brought Africa closer to being certified polio-free Polio

Nigeria’s remarkable achievement has brought the country and the African region closer than ever to being certified polio-free, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday, October 23 on the eve of the World Polio Day. Just three years ago, Nigeria was the reservoir of more than half of all polio cases in the world. This year, for the ...

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‘Nigeria must not miss 2017 Polio-free certification’

Muhammadu-Buhari  ‘Nigeria must not miss 2017 Polio-free certification’ Muhammadu Buhari Pictures 650x433 e1434582881373

President Muhammadu Buhari has warned that he will not tolerate any gap that might prevent Nigeria being certified polio-free by World Health Organisation (WHO) by the year 2017. He has, therefore, ordered the relevant agencies in the country to increase tempo of the fight against the polio virus nationwide. He gave the directive at the Council Chamber of the State House, Abuja ...

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