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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Nigeria ready to kick out Polio completely


The Federal Government of Nigeria has introduced the Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) into the country’s everyday immunization agenda, reports NaijaAgroNet.

In order to achieve the goal of being the next nation free from the polio virus, Nigeria now hit one of the four major plans to eradicate polio which is to replace oral polio vaccine (OPV) with the inactivated polio vaccine (IPV)

Minister of Health, Dr. Alhassan Khaliru in a statement made available to NaijaAgroNet, said the efforts will provide Nigeria with the chance to completely eradicate the polio virus he said “These provide a quantum-leap opportunity for Nigeria in the polio eradication end game strategy,” said Dr.Khaliru.

NaijaAgroNet recalls that World Health Organization (WHO) commended Nigeria, pointeing out their position in the fight against the polio virus with records, saying “Nigeria remains one of the three countries with endemic polio transmission.”


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