In recent years Nigeria has seen a concerted effort to eradicate the crippling polio virus despite opposition to vaccination programs by religious extremists. We meet one survivor of the disease who has become an anti-polio campaigner.
Polio eradication teams are preparing to vaccinate 116 million children in western and central African nations, especially Nigeria. The virus, which can paralyze victims, was stamped out in India in 2014.
Dozens of Nigerians have died while fleeing violent conflicts in Taraba State. Hundreds are critically ill but medical staff in Cameroon are running out of supplies. Moki Kindzeka reports from the border region.
The global public health initiative to eradicate polio is "not a done deal." That's the consensus at the 2016 World Health Summit in Berlin. There is plenty of potential for us to fail. On three counts.
Despite stark opposition by religious extremists to vaccination programs, Nigeria has recently seen a concerted effort to eradicate polio. We meet Abdullahi Rilwani, a survivor who has become an anti-polio campaigner.
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