Nigeria is polio free, WHO declares

Members of African Regional Certification Commission for polio eradication

The World Health Organisation on Thurday declared Nigeria free of polio virus. The organisation on its Twitter handle said the devastating disease was at the moment endemic in only two countries, thereby bringing the world one major step closer to achieving the goal of ending polio for good. Nigeria was said to have received the status after completing documentation which was accepted by the African Regional Certification Commission for polio eradication. The Director-General of WHO, Dr Margaret Chan, said, “The outstanding commitment and efforts that got Nigeria off the endemic…

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