Monday, February 18, 2013

Vaccinator killings set back Nigerian polio eradication drive

Source: IRIN

Unknown gunmen on mopeds shot dead 10 polio vaccinators last week in separate attacks on two polio clinics in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, capital of a polio-endemic region where concerted global efforts are being made to stamp out the virus by the end of 2013. 

In 2012 polio infected 28 children in Kano State, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). 

Health officials fear the attacks will slow progress on the polio campaign in the region.


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