The Federal Government with
the support of the Polio
Eradication Initiative partners
launched a new
communication campaign on
24th September, 2011 entitled
Polio Free Torch Campaign.
Supported by the Nigerian Olympic Committee (NOC), this campaign is designed to mobilize wide support from a variety of stakeholders at national and state levels for the last lap of the polio eradication efforts in Nigeria.
As the world heads for the London 2012 Olympic Games, the Polio Free Torch illustrates the determination of the Nigerian Polio Eradication Initiative to make the year 2012 the last year that Nigeria witnesses a case of Polio.
ABUJA (Nigeria), 31 July 2012 - From 7-10 July, 2012, Nigeria conducted large-scale door-to-door polio immunization campaigns in the States of Bauchi, Borno, Jigawa, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Niger, Sokoto and Zamfara, targeting children under five years. Kaduna and Yobe States were forced to postpone their campaigns due to a deteriorating security situation.
Partnering with religious schools to fight against polio in Nigeria
JIGAWA (Nigeria), 29 August 2012 –To address the current upsurge of polio cases in Nigeria, UNICEF, with the support of the Centre for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC), and partners, is set to join hands with Koranic school teachers. Early in September, the Tsangaya School Strategy will be piloted in 10 high-risk local government areas of Jigawa and Zamfara States, to reduce the number of missed children during polio campaigns and help build community ownership of immunization.
Nigeria intensifies efforts to reduce the proportion of missed children during polio immunization campaigns