TIME Examines Nigeria’s Immunization, Surveillance Efforts To Eradicate Polio
TIME: How Nigeria’s Start-Stop Immunization Battle Is Winning the War to Eradicate Polio in Africa
“…[T]he start-stop way polio surveillance and immunization works … has allowed Nigeria to go a full 20 months without a single case of paralytic polio. If the country can make it to three years, plus a few extra months as an epidemiological cushion, it will be certified polio-free, which will also mean that the entire continent of Africa is clear of the disease. That will leave Afghanistan and Pakistan as the only nations on Earth where polio is endemic…” (Kluger, 5/5).