October 18, 2017

Nigeria marks one polio-free year

Nigeria marks one polio-free year

STAKEHOLDERS in the fight to eradicate polio are today celebrating exactly one year without polio in Nigeria.

The stakeholders led by Rotary International, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), the World Health Organisation (WHO), and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) felicitate with Nigeria today as the nation marks one year when the last polio virus infection was recorded in the country. Rotary International took up the challenge in 1985 to eradicate polio in the world when over 350,000 cases of polio were in more than 125 countries. Read more

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