Nigeria, with a population of over 180 million and endemic for Wild Polio Virus (WPV), has not recorded any case of WPV for close to three years.

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Submitted by Dr Charles Akataobi, Field Epidemiologist (Training Focal Person) Sequel to the phase 1 National Vaccine Management Training (NVMT) of Trainers held between April 1-3, 2019 in Abuja, the NVMT State level cascade training kicked off on the 8th of April 2019. It was held in the 11 NSTOP supported states in the North-eastern […]

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The last week of April is commemorated annually by WHO and its partners globally as World Immunization Week (WIW). In synchronization with the WIW, the Africa Vaccination Week (AVW) is celebrated at the same period with focus on strengthening immunization programmes in the African Region by increasing awareness of the importance of every person’s (particularly […]

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Following the outbreak of circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Virus (cVDPV) in 10 Northern states in the country, a phased outbreak response (OBR) strategy was adopted for effective coverage. The affected states were divided into two (2) and the first outbreak response was held from 8 – 11 December 2018 in the following states; Adamawa, Bauchi, […]

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The National Stop Transmission of Polio (NSTOP) initiative, supporting polio eradication in Africa under the Global Immunization Division (GID) branch of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), held a site visit to the African Field Epidemiology Network Offices from 28 – 30 November 2018 in Kampala, Uganda. The objectives of the site visit […]

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