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Dangote, Gates: Why we’re hopeful about improving health in Africa

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Nigerian billionaire and owner of the Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, and American business magnate, investor, author and philanthropist, Bill Gates, in this jointly-written opinion piece, renew hope for proper healthcare on the African continent  This week, more than 138,000 vaccinators will fan out across five African countries in the Lake Chad area in a push to eliminate polio in Africa ...

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Nigeria case informs fresh $35m Rotary polio support

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$8.15 million will go toward stemming the recent outbreak in Nigeria and countries in the Lake Chad Basin region Rotary on Tuesday committed an additional $35 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, bringing the humanitarian service organisation’s contribution to $105 million in 2016. The announcement follows recent reports of three new cases of wild poliovirus ...

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Nigeria reports third polio case

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Nigeria has reported its third polio case in the northeastern state of Borno, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday, September 5, warning more cases could appear in a major health setback. Two other polio cases were reported in August. Nigeria was on track to be certified free of the virus next year. “A third child has been paralysed ...

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Concern as wild polio virus resurfaces

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On the brink of eradicating wild polio, Nigeria suffers a major setback as an outbreak of the virus is confirmed Minister of Health, Prof.Isaac Adewole, has confirmed an outbreak of wild polio virus in Borno State. The outbreak has reportedly affected two children from Gwoza and Jere Local Government Areas of the state. The discovery and confirmation of the outbreak ...

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Photos: Immunisation campaign kicks off in Lekki community

Photos: Immunisation campaign kicks off in Lekki community

The National Immunisation Prevention Diseases (NIDPs) campaign has commenced in Lagos. The campaign is aimed at reaching 95% of children within the age of 0-59 months, notwithstanding their previous immunisation status. Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Primary Health Care, Dr Olufemi Onanuga, said the children would be administered with the oral polio virus vaccine, which he described ...

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Rotary targets Nigeria, others under $35m polio lifeline

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Nigeria and four other African countries are beneficiaries to a $15 million grant aimed at keeping the continent polio-free. This is part of the $35 million announced in the US on Wednesday by Rotary in grants aimed at supporting the global effort to end polio. While Nigeria will receive $5.5 million, Cameroon gets $1.6 million, Chad $2 million, Ethiopia $4.1 ...

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

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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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WHO: Polio no longer endemic in Nigeria

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Only two countries – Pakistan and Afghanistan – remain endemic to this paralysing disease The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced that polio is no longer endemic in Nigeria. This is the first time that Nigeria has interrupted transmission of wild poliovirus, bringing the country and the African region closer than ever to being certified polio-free. The announcement was made ...

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Photos: President Buhari administers polio vaccine

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday administered Oral Polio Vaccines (OPV) on some children in his country home, Daura, Katsina State. The event, which took place at the residence of the president, was part of the campaign to wipe out the virus from the country by 2017. Mr President was assisted by Katsina State Gov. Aminu Masari and the Permanent Secretary, State Ministry of ...

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‘Nigeria must not miss 2017 Polio-free certification’

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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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