Governor further ordered to conduct training sessions for polio
workers to improve their efficiency.
This achievement is a tribute to the hard work of countless health care workers, traditional leaders, over 400,000 volunteers and the government who managed to turn the programme in Nigeria around by reaching over 45 million children repeatedly with polio
vaccines," said the chairman of Rotary's Nigeria National Polio
Plus Committee, Tunji Funsho.
Our grants show Rotary's commitment to staying the course until we wipe out polio
To a question, Salman said, polio
virus was existing in KPK and FATA, adding that some children out of thousands of families travelling to Punjab carry polio
virus as a result sewerage water samples had been positive.
But according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), three countries are still endemic for polio
- Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria - which means the wild poliovirus (WPV) which causes polio
has circulated there during the past 12 months.
In 1985, Rotary International became a key player in the fight against polio
with the establishment of its PolioPlus program.
For that reason I teamed up with e British Polio
Fellowship, and am honoured to be their ambassador, raising awareness about the often unspoken, hidden plight of the UK's Polio
The British Polio
Fellowship has been supporting people since 1939 and polio
is not defeated yet.
The WHO, which has been closely working with the Indian government on the issue, deems a country polio
free, if it does not have a case of polio
for three consecutive years.
Our website survey is researching GPs' knowledge of Polio
and PPS, while our Medical Alert Card, Map of Medicine and other online resources provide the medical community and patients alike with the tools and support they need.
When eradicated, Polio
will be only the second disease in human history to be eradicated following the spectacular success of ridding the world of Smallpox in 1979.
The nine-member delegation led by Special Assistant to Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahnaz Wazir Ali, expressed appreciation over the progress made by India in eradicating polio
over the last two years, despite challenges.