Federal Government, partners target five million children for polio immunisation.

Polio kids victims

About one million children in Borno State and a further four million in neighbouring states are being targeted for immunization against the Wild Polio Virus.

This is as the Federal government, supported by the World Health Organisation, WHO, UNICEF and partners of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, GPEI, begins an emergency immunisation campaign this week, after two fresh cases of paralysis emerged last week.

Director of Polio Eradication of the World Health Organization, Michel Zaffran, said the campaign would start in accessible parts of Borno State.

It was gathered that military helicopters have already begun transporting polio vaccines to the area.

Last week, the Federal Government and WHO confirmed two reported cases of wild polio virus in conflict-ridden Borno State.

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Published by: OJOBORUN TOSIN JOSEPH

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