PolioStop For December 2022

  This is the season when people take stock and account for what went on in the calendar year. You already know that in Rotary, we do not celebrate the New Year in the manner of others because our year runs from July to June. Still, as members of a global community, we are not […]

September 2022 PolioStop

 It is no longer news that in the last year, we have recorded new cases of the wild poliovirus in Africa. This is asides from the escalation of outbreaks of the circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus in many African countries. The 7 cases seen so far between the end of last year and the present moment in […]

PolioStop For June 2022

          On April 19 2022, Kunle Adeyanju, a Rotarian and incoming club President of the Rotary Club of Ikoyi Metro left London to begin a journey which would take him into France, Spain, Gibraltar and into Africa, he probably had an idea of the enormity of the task that lay before […]

PolioStop For March 2022

  We received the news of Dr Pascal’s retirement from WHO with mixed feelings. We are happy for him for the grace of being able to take early retirement having gone 9 years of his 22 years with WHO working assiduosly to ensure polio is eradicated in Nigeria. But we will misss his immense knowledge, […]

December PolioStop 2021

  A book titled “So They Can Walk” The Story of Polio Eradication in Nigeria: The Rotary Perspective, written by Prof Christopher Ogbogbo, was launched as part of 2021 World Polio Day. According to him, he was honoured to have written the book as it would continue to remind Nigerians of the past struggle with […]

PolioStop For September 2021

        In recent weeks there has been a lot of reportage in the press of polio outbreaks in the country, some of them with frightening headlines that suggest that the wild poliovirus is back. While the vaccine-derived virus is still a menace that paralyses children, it must be distinguished from the wild […]