Feb 16th, 2013
WALKING WOUNDED: The shocking disfigurement and crippling effect of polio in Nigeria. Source: The Courier-Mail THEY have been dubbed heroes. As gunmen rained bullets on their clinic, shooting their colleagues in cold blood, they lay still on the floor pretending to be dead. Their attackers then poure...
Feb 8th, 2013
Twelve people, including polio vaccinators, have been killed in two shootings at health centres in northern Nigeria, witnesses have told the BBC. In the first attack in Kano four polio vaccinators were shot dead by gunmen who drove up on a motor tricycle. Thirty minutes later gunmen opened fire on wo...
Nov 2nd, 2010
Boosted by a new vaccine and an aggressive new strategy, the battle against polio is on the verge of victory in key regions across the world, sparking new hope of defeating one of the great scourges of the past century. Polio outbreaks in Nigeria and India – two of the four countries where polio is [...