About Nigeria National Polio Plus Committee (NNPPC)
PolioPlus Nigeria assists The Rotary Foundation (TRF) in achieving its objectives in polio eradication in accordance with the established policies and goals of the Trustees.
Assist, obtains and submits to TRF an adequate and enforceable vaccine hold-harmless document from the Ministry of Health.
Maintains contact with key governmental business and community leaders to advocate the eradication of polio and achievements of the objectives of EPI and to inform them of Rotary’s PolioPlus activities and goals.
Prepares a strategic plan for mobilization by the grants, coordinating such plans with other partners.
Responds promptly to all International PolioPlus Committee (IPPC) requests for information, reports or advice.
Serves as spokesperson in the country for the Rotary PolioPlus Programs.
Participates in regular meetings of national EPI groups and Interagency Coordinating Committees such as those comprised of Ministry of Health officials, UNICEF and WHO representatives and other supportive, relative or interested organisations.
Plans activities to educate and motivate Rotarians to help mobilise communities for immunization and encourage Rotary clubs to involve other voluntary groups in support of immunization objectives.
The goal of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative is to complete the eradication and containment of all wild, vaccine-related and Sabin polioviruses, such that no child ever again suffers paralytic poliomyelitis.
GPEI, Launched in 1988 after the World Health Assembly passed a resolution to eradicate polio, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, along with its partners, has helped countries to make huge progress in protecting the global population from this debilitating disease.
As a result, the global incidence of polio has decreased by 99.9% since GPEI’s foundation. An estimated 16 million people today are walking who would otherwise have been paralysed by the disease, and more than 1.5 million people are alive, whose lives would otherwise have been lost.
Now the task remains to tackle polio in its last few strongholds and get rid of the final 0.1% of polio cases.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]