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Africa to be declared free from wild polio

WorldNews Tuesday, 25 August 2020
Africa to be declared free from wild polioThe World Health Organisation (WHO) is set to certify on Tuesday that the African continent is free from wild polio, four years after the last cases appeared in north-eastern Nigeria. "Thanks to the relentless efforts by governments, donors, front line health workers and communities, up to 1.8 million children have been saved from the crippling lifelong paralysis," the WHO said in a statement. The official announcement is due on Tuesday afternoon in a videoconference with WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and key figures including philanthropist and Microsoft founder Bill Gates. "Happiness is an understatement. We've been on this marathon for over 30 years,"...
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Africa has been officially declared free of wild polio. This milestone achievement happened after Nigeria became the last African nation to be rid of the debilitating disease after accounting for over half of the number of global cases a decade ago. I this video, we talk abou how countries that have...

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