Polio in Nigeria published in Brasil Rotario / by Tadej Znidarcic

Brasil Rotario (the magazine of Rotarians in Brazil) recently ran an article on polio situation in Nigeria. Rotary finances vaccination efforts throughout the world and their magazines are distributed to the members. Since mid-2014 there have been no new cases of wild polio in Nigeria and only one case of vaccine-derived poliovirus case. This represents an enormous improvement over the situation just a few years ago when hundreds of new cases of polio were reported. If Nigeria keeps the momentum, it could go polio-free soon, a huge victory for every one involved in this battle. 

Some years ago I visited Kano, the major city in the north of Nigeria where most new cases used to be reported. The magazine ran one of my photos on the cover - of a boy being carried to the second floor of his school by his schoolmate - and several others inside - portrait of this boy and of another schoolmate who also has polio, of vaccinations in Kaduna, and of polio victims playing para-soccer in Kano. And at the end, there's a short interview they did with me about my work.

  #polio #Nigeria #Kano #Rotary #soccer #vaccinations

 

#polio #Nigeria #Kano #Rotary #soccer #vaccinations