Sunday, 25 October 2015

Rotary Club Nigeria Walk 2Km To Mark World Polio Day

Rotary Club Nigeria organized a 2km walk in Abuja on Saturday morning to raise awareness about the need for Nigeria to continue fighting Polio until the disease is hopefully eradicated by 2017.

Mike Omotosho, governor of Rotary District 9125, which helped organise the road walk, said, "When everybody's aware, it becomes a lot easier for people to bring out their babies for immunisation. As long as there's still a proven case out there, every child is at risk."

The walk comes after Nigeria successfully interrupted transmission of wild Polio virus and was removed from the list of polio endemic countries.

Meanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO) is set to formally pronounce the delisting of Nigeria as a polio endemic country before President Muhammadu Buhari.

The event which is scheduled for the State House next Monday will see the country hosting the Director-General of WHO, Dr. Margaret Chan, who will be represented by WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso R. Moeti.

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