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Polio Plus Nigeria

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About Polio Plus Nigeria

On a mission to ensure the END OF POLIO in Nigeria NOW! Polioplus Nigeria assists The Rotary Foundation (TRF) in achieving its objectives in polio eradication . . .

  Polio Eradication-End Insight? It is rather paradoxical that after toiling for 35 years, Rotary and its GPEI partners finally got rid of the wild polio virus in Africa during a pandemic that stretched health care systems to breaking points, led to a pause in polio vaccinations campaign, stretched our...

POLIOSTOP FOR APRIL,2021

World Vaccination Week 24- 30th April The practice of immunization dates back hundreds of years. Buddhist monks drank snake venom to confer immunity to snakebite and variolation (smearing of a skin tear with cowpox to confer immunity to smallpox) was practiced in 17th century Ming dynasty China. Evidence exists that...

POLIOSTOP FOR JANUARY 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage our communities and creating obstacles in the way we were doing things. At the beginning, it was a rude shock because it was new. None of us has lived in a pandemic before so we had to "learn on the job"as it were. And...

POLIOSTOP FOR DECEMBER 2020

The viral polio disease has over the years crippled hundreds of thousands of children in Africa and other parts of the world but on August 25, four years after Africa’s last case was recorded in northern Nigeria, the continent was  declared  free of wild polio. Still, vaccine-derived strains of the...

POLIOSTOP FOR NOVEMBER 2020

Nigeria is now wild polio virus free. Hurray! We have been celebrating that for at least 2 months now and while it is a commendable achievement worthy of celebration, I am beginning to feel like the time is right for us to have a reset. This year's World Polio Day...