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Nigerian President Buhari Vows Continued Efforts To Completely Eradicate Polio After WHO Removes Country From Endemic List

News outlets report on reactions to WHO’s formal removal of Nigeria from its polio-endemic list.

Agence France-Presse: Nigeria on ‘relentless’ drive to eradicate polio
“Nigeria will not relent in its campaign to stamp out polio until the crippling disease is completely eradicated, President Muhammadu Buhari said Monday…” (10/26).

Associated Press: WHO removes Nigeria from list of polio-endemic countries
“The U.N. World Health Organization is formally removing Nigeria from the list of polio-endemic countries, meaning the entire African continent is free of the crippling disease…” (10/26).

Vanguard: Buhari excited as WHO delists Nigeria from polio endemic list
“President Mohammadu Buhari has expressed happiness on the delisting of Nigeria as a polio endemic country by the World Health Organization, WHO, vowing to maintain the status. The president also stated that his government was committed to completely eradicating the disease in 2017…” (Nwabughiogu, 10/26).

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