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24th Oct – WORLD POLIO DAY

One Day | One Focus | Ending Polio.

Get ready for our 5th annual World Polio Day event, co-hosted with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. We will stream live from Gates Foundation headquarters in Seattle, Washington to bring together more than 50,000 viewers around the world. Join us as global health experts and celebrities share our progress on the road to polio eradication.

Rotary continues to take a strong leadership role in the effort to eradicate polio, as was on display recently during the 2017 Rotary Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Rotary committed to raise another $50 million each year during the next three years. The Gates Foundation will match those contributions 2 to 1 for up to $100 million a year. Combined, those contributions will add another $450 million toward disease surveillance, responses to outbreaks, and continued vaccinations of more than 400 million children annually.

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STATE OF POLIO IN NIGERIA

We Are This Close To The END POLIO

COMPLIANCE LEVEL IN NIGERIA

POLIO PLUS UPDATE, 2017

Now one year without polio, Nigeria is back on the pathway to polio eradication in 2020. On August 21, 2017, Nigeria is once again moving closer toward eradicating polio as it has been one full year without a new polio case reported in the country. The last case was in Monguno Local Government Area (LGA), Borno state with onset of paralysis on 21st day of August 2016. So, if all pending laboratory investigations return negative results in the coming weeks, Nigeria may once again be taken off the list of polio-endemic countries. However, Nigeria will only be certified polio free by WHO if it maintains a polio free status for 3 full years.

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT

Rotary International has reassured Nigerians (NNPPC) of its commitment to support the country in ending polio infection in Nigeria and secure World health Organization (WHO) Polio-free certification by 2019.

ABOUT POLIO PLUS NIGERIA

Polio Plus Nigeria

NNPPC MISSION

Polioplus Nigeria assists The Rotary Foundation (TRF) in achieving its objectives in polio eradication in accordance with the established policies and goals of the Trustees.

THE COMMITTEE:

  • Assist, obtains and submits to TRF an adequate and enforceable vaccine hold-harmless document from the Ministry of Health.
  • Maintains contact with key governmental business and community leaders to advocate the eradication of polio and achievements of the objectives of EPI and to inform them of Rotary’s PolioPlus activities and goals.
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OUR PARTNERS

Polio Plus Nigeria
WORLD HEALTH ORG.
Polio Plus Nigeria
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL
NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT
NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT
Polio Plus Nigeria
GATES FOUNDATION
VOLUNTEERS
CASES
COVERAGE
EOC

UPCOMING PROGRAMS & EVENTS

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