African vaccine champion on lessons from ending wild polio.

Abuja – Vaccines save millions of lives each year. In August 2020, Africa crossed a historic milestone when it was certified as free of wild polio. Vaccination drives, reaching up to 220 million African children multiple times every year, were integral to achieving this historic milestone. Dr. Tunji Funsho is a Nigerian cardiologist and Chair of […]

Dr. Tunji Funsho, chair of Nigeria National PolioPlus Committee, is recognized as New African Magazine’s 100 Most Influential Africans of 2020.

Nigerian physician Dr. Funsho was the driving force behind a programme to eradicate polio from its last African redoubt in Nigeria. After a long career as a Lagos-based cardiologist, Funsho was meant to be enjoying his retirement but with polio still rampant and causing paralysis in children across Nigeria, he spearheaded Rotary International’s effort to […]