Nigeria has attained remarkable progress against polio; and The World Health Organization has Certified the west African giant, Polio Free.
The last polio case in Nigeria was recorded on August 21, 2016; which is 3 years ago.
Dr Faisal Shuaib, Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, said “there is no doubt that three years without a case of Wild Polio Virus is a historic milestone for the Polio eradication programme in Nigeria and the global community”.
“This achievement would certainly not have been possible without the strategies adopted in the consistent fight against polio and other vaccine preventable diseases. We commend the strong domestic and global financing and the commitment of government at all levels. We appreciate the leadership and support from our traditional leaders especially the Northern Traditional Leaders Committee on Primary Health Care, as well as donors, development and local partners. We give kudos to the efforts of all the health workers and the care givers for their patience and understanding.” He further added.
A polio free Nigeria, which has a population of nearly 200 million people, is indeed a milestone worthy of celebration.
Culled from www.thebreakingtimes.com