ENDEMICS ENDGAME: THE AFRICAN REGION SHOWS US WHAT IT WILL TAKE TO END POLIO FOR GOOD By Dr. Tunji Funsho
When Rotary embarked on the journey in pursuit of a polio-free world more than 35 years ago, 350,000 children around the world were being paralyzed by polio every single year. Together with our Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) partners, governments of the world, donors, and millions of health workers, we have moved mountains to eliminate polio in the country after […]
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 […]