Nigeria’s three-year milestone takes Africa towards polio eradication

FILE PHOTO: A child is given a dose of polio vaccine at an immunisation health centre in Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria, August 29, 2016. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde/File Photo

ABUJA/LONDON (Reuters) – Nigeria marked three years free of endemic wild polio on Wednesday, with health officials saying the nation’s progress in fighting the crippling viral disease could result in the whole of Africa being declared polio-free early next year. The three-year milestone sets in motion a continent-wide process to ensure that all 47 countries […]

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