August 18, 2016

In pictures: Press briefing by the Minister of Health on the government response to wild polio virus outbreak in Nigeria

August 17, 2016

Photo News: Nigerian children receiving emergency Polio vaccine

Following the recurrence of the Polio Virus in Nigeria after vanishing for over two years,  the government has had to embark on mass vaccination for millions of children. The 6-month-old child pictured above is simply named as Ajeda, according to UNICEF Nigeria, to whom this image belongs.
August 12, 2016

Nigeria rolls out emergency mass polio vaccination for five million children

Nigeria has announced an emergency mass polio vaccination campaign hours after two children have been paralysed by the disease in Borno state, the BBC reports. Polio is a highly infectious disease mainly affecting children under the age of five and can cause fevers, vomiting, headaches, back pain and paralysis. It […]
August 12, 2016

After being polio-free for two years, Nigeria reports two fresh cases of polio virus in Borno

The Nigerian government has reported two cases of polio – the country’s first in two years. Two children have been paralysed by the disease in the north-eastern Borno state, a part of Nigeria where Boko Haram militants are active. The development is seen as a major setback for Nigeria, which […]