WHO considers polio eradicated from Africa

He wild poliovirus better known by the name of polio has been officially declared “eradicated” from the African continent by World Health Organization (WHO), after four consecutive years with no reported cases and massive vaccination efforts for children. “The African Region Certification Commission (ARCC), a WHO body, declared that the transmission of wild poliovirus was … Read more

Announced as eradicated, polio still rages in Africa

It was the good news of the end of August for Africa, the poliovirus was eradicated on the continent. The announcement was made by the World Health Organization (WHO) on August 25. “The victory over wild poliovirus in Africa is one of the greatest public health achievements of our time which urges us all to … Read more

Polio officially eradicated from the African continent according to WHO

The wild poliovirus, better known as polio, was officially declared “eradicated” from the African continent by the World Health Organization on Tuesday, after four consecutive years without a declared case and massive efforts to vaccinate children. “This is a historic moment for Africa,” said WHO Africa Director Matshidiso Moeti. “From now on, children born on … Read more