Nigeria Close To Eliminating Polio Despite Efforts From Boko Haram To Prevent Vaccinations
NBC News: Boko Haram tried to stop Nigeria from eliminating polio. They failed.
“Nigeria is on the verge of eliminating polio, but Boko Haram is standing in the way. Using violence and misinformation, the ISIS-linked militant group has hampered efforts to get every child in the country vaccinated against polio, leaving nearly 66,000 children in remote villages in northern Nigeria without the vaccine, according to UNICEF estimates. But public health officials are pushing back, teaming up with the military and volunteers who have put their lives on the line to get vaccines to everyone…” (Charles, 8/7).