A LEGACY WORTH LEAVING  It’s always sad when people die but often we find that the pain of loss is made easier to bear when they have left a good legacy behind. In the course of the effort to eradicate polio from the world, we have had to say goodbye to many of our friends […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]