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Simple but effective: The community mobilisers driving immunization in Borno State

Polio immunization in Nigeria has arguably received more consistent publicity than any other disease. The focus on eradicating polio via immunization has often taken centre stage in global health conversations, so it is clear why for most people immunization is often synonymous with polio vaccination. There is, however much more to routine immunization than eradicating […]

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The last mile: On the frontlines of polio eradication in Kano State

In August 2016, the last poliovirus case in Nigeria was diagnosed in Monguno Local Government Area in the North-Eastern state of Borno. Since then, those working in the polio space, nationally and globally, have worked hard and are watching vigilantly with bated breath as Nigeria again comes close to being declared polio-free by 2019, incidentally […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 13 January 2017

Nigeria flags off scheme to revive 10,000 primary health care centres. Millions of children to receive measles vaccine in north-eastern Nigeria. President Buhari Appoints Dr. Faisal Shuaib To Head National Primary Healthcare Development Agency. Dangote asks Kano gov to audit 2016 polio immunization account. Health:FG to adopt new financing model. Nigeria To Construct Mental Health […]