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Was 2013 the year of the ‘Almost Eradicated’?

Recently the Minister of Health called the press together and presented the WHO certificate of elimination to the President. He is reported to have said during the ceremony that “The Guinea Worm free certificate will further spur his (Jonathan’s) administration’s commitment to fight against many endemic diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Tuberculosis and of course polio” and that “The certification by WHO […]

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Polio – Nigeria's role in the final push

Every quarter, an Independent Monitoring Board assesses progress towards the attainment of a polio-free world. The Independent Monitoring Board was convened at the request of the World Health Assembly to monitor the plan to interrupt polio transmission globally by the end of this year 2012…yes end of 2012! This is 10 months away and clearly the eradication programme is not on track to […]

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Bill Gates in Nigeria – lessons for us?

I have been following Bill Gates on Twitter for some time, and one recent “tweet” caught my eye. “Incredible trip to Nigeria – determined and getting closer to eradicating polio. Government, partners and Nigerians are committed and inspiring” Then I searched around a bit for more information on his trip to Nigeria….not too difficult! On […]