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…