Thought Leadership

World Polio Day 2022: Is Polio Becoming a Wicked Problem?

“While polio exists anywhere, it’s a threat everywhere” — Ian Riseley, President, The Rotary Foundation Nigeria was declared wild poliovirus free on the 25th August 2020. The news was met with a lot of celebration. The long-fought battle towards a wild polio free status had been won in Africa. Nigeria was the final country in which this was […]

Health Torchlight

Identify and Report: How grassroots informants accelerated the end of polio in Niger state

The streets of Masaga district in the northern part of Bida local government area of Niger state were adorned with a colourful display of varying designs of outfits as both the young and elderly march to different destinations for marriage ceremonies. Fridays are usually for wedding ceremonies, explains Baba Buhari, the Disease Surveillance and Notification […]