• Rotary, Bill Gates Foundation raise $99m to fight polio in Nigeria

    Rotary, Bill Gates Foundation raise $99m to fight polio in Nigeria

    Rotary International and the Bill Gates Foundation have raised $99 million to completely eradicate the polio virus in Nigeria.

    The District Governor 9125 of Rotary International, Clement Bisi-Adegoke, disclosed this on Sunday in Ilorin, Kwara State while speaking with newsmen.

    Rotary International, Bisi-Adegoke said, raised $33 million while Bill Gates donated $66 million.

    According to Bisi-Adegoke, the Bill Gates Foundation is the global partner of Rotary International and remains committed to the idea of raising the fund to tackle the last outbreak of […]

  • FG releases N9.8b for polio eradication – NPHCDA

    FG releases N9.8b for polio eradication – NPHCDA

    Dr. Emmanuel Odu, Acting Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, said the Federal Government has released N9.8 billion for polio eradication and immunisation programme.

    Odu made this known on Friday in Abuja during a news conference on the recent polio outbreak in the northeast.

    He commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his commitment and the timely release of the fund budgeted for polio eradication and immunisation programme

    He said that the agency believed that similar arrangement would be repeated for 2017 to […]

  • Polio: Immunise your children or face prosecution – El-Rufai tells parents

    Polio: Immunise your children or face prosecution – El-Rufai tells parents

    Following the recent rediscovery of polio in one of the northern state, Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai has directed all parents to make their children available for immunization against polio or face prosecution.

    The last time the state recorded a polio case was in 2012.

    El-Rufai in a statement, yesterday, said the directive was a mission that all parents must support for the sake of all children below five years old, stressing that vaccination was compulsory.

    The statement, which heralded the commencement of […]

  • WHO confirms another polio case in Nigeria

    WHO confirms another polio case in Nigeria

    Nigeria has reported its third polio case in the northeastern state of Borno, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday, warning more cases could appear in a major health setback.

    Two other polio cases were reported in August.

    Nigeria was on track to be certified free of the virus next year.

    “A third child has been paralyzed by wild poliovirus type one (WPV1) in Borno state,” WHO said in a statement.

    “It’s all linked to the same outbreak,” WHO said, adding: “detection of new […]

  • Nigeria is now a Polio-free nation – W.H.O certifies

    Nigeria is now a Polio-free nation – W.H.O certifies

    It is good news for Nigeria as the World Health Organisation, WHO, late Friday announced that polio is no longer endemic in the country.

    “This is the first time that Nigeria has interrupted transmission of wild poliovirus, bringing the country and the African region closer than ever to being certified polio-free,” the United Nations sub-body said in lengthy statement.

    WHO quoted Global Polio Eradication Initiative, GPEI, the public-private partnership leading the effort to eradicate polio, as calling this stride a ‘historic achievement’ […]

  • Nigeria is Polio-free Certified – Minister of Health

    Nigeria is Polio-free Certified – Minister of Health

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    Dr Halliru Alhassan, the Minister of Health on Thursday says Nigeria will be certified polio-free this January. The Minister disclosed this to newsmen in Sokoto while reviewing some of the activities of his ministry in 2014.

    According to him, no case of polio has been recorded in the country in the last six months, and this qualifies the country to be declared polio-free in line with global requirements.

    “This is because only six […]

  • Bill Gates tweets & applauds President GEJ for containing “Polio” in Nigeria

    Bill Gates tweets & applauds President GEJ for containing “Polio” in Nigeria

     

    Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, American Business Magnate and Philanthropist praises the President Jonathan’s administration for a good significant success in its fight against polio. Polio is an edemic virus disease or highly contagious viral infection that can lead to paralysis, breathing problems, or even death.

    Bill Gates took us to his instagram page to celebrate the success. Here’s what he had to

  • Katsina State is declared polio free says Dr. Aliyu, Health Care Chairman

    Katsina State is declared polio free says Dr. Aliyu, Health Care Chairman

     

    The Executive Chairman of Katsina State Primary Health Care, Dr. Muawiyya Aliyu confirmed recently that Katsina State is polio free. According to Dr. Aliyu the suspected Polio case reported at Bindawa Local Government Area of Katsina State, is false, adding that the state has not recorded any Polio case in the last 30 months.

    He said: “Katsina State is still polio free. We only recorded one case of circulating Vaccine Derived Virus (cVDPV). This is not same as a crippling, dangerous […]