Major health stories in the news last week


Nigeria last week got the news that it may be certified polio-free in 2020 as the certification process begins this week. A lot also happened on both the local and international health scene during the week.

Here is a roundup of the major health stories last week.

Polio Eradication: Nigeria hopeful as certification process begins

Polio experts have said if Nigeria does not detect or report any new case of wild poliovirus, Nigeria and Africa would be certified polio-free in 2020.

This was disclosed by the Coordinator, Polio Eradication Programme at the World Health Organisation (WHO) Africa Regional Office, Pascal Mkanda, in a statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday.

Speaking during the 37th session of Expert Review Committee (ERC) on Polio Eradication and Routine…



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