Showing posts with label Polio. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Polio. Show all posts

Friday, September 13, 2013

Funke Akindele joins Bill gates,Jackie Chan & Psy as polio ambassador!!!

“I feel so honored to be part of a charitable cause like this. I accepted this appointment because polio kills or paralyzes children and Rotary is committed to ending this terrible disease worldwide.” the Jenifa star said in statement. “I also learned that the world has never been so close to eradication of polio since the mid 80’s thanks to the vigorous efforts of Rotary International and its partners.” she finished.
Can someone say Congrats to Funke!!!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

We thought Boko Haram attackers were bringing people for vaccination –Injured polio worker

A polio worker who narrowly missed death in the hands of gunmen in Kano narrates her experience, writes David Attah
 Although she was shot in the head and leg, she  never ceases praising  Allah. As she narrated her ordeal, each sentence was punctuated with the name of Allah.
“All I could remember was that we had just settled down for work on the fifth day of the exercise when suddenly we heard gunshot outside. That was all I could remember,” said the 29-year-old mother of four,  Zahara’u Ayuba.
She is one of the few lucky ones that survived the attack by yet-to-be apprehended assailants that unleashed terror on health workers on immunisation routine in Kano penultimate Friday. She was among the four people rushed to the Intensive Care Unit of the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Nothing Wrong With Polio Vaccination – Sheikh Gumi

A renowned Islamic scholar and a doctor by profession, Sheikh Ahmad Mahmud Gumi, has told the BBC Hausa Service that there is nothing suspicious about the polio vaccine, and that the eradication of polio is very essential in making a healthy society.
He said those opposing the exercise should know that it was not made just for Nigerians alone; rather, it is for the whole world by the assembly of world doctors for the consumption of all.

Three Journalists Arrested for Polio Vaccine Killings

Three Nigerian journalists have been arrested for allegedly inciting violence against polio workers, Reuters reported. On Friday, gunmen in Kano State killed nine people, who had been giving patients the polio vaccine. The arrested journalists are accused of inspiring the attacks. The journalists had said on Wazobia FM on Wednesday that immunisation against polio was anti-Islam and part of a Western conspiracy to cause infertility, Kano Police Chief Ibrahim Idris, told Reuters.  The killing of the vaccinators is a major setback in Nigeria’s fight against polio. “The killing of polio vaccinators in Kano State is a dastardly act that must be condemned by all,” he told All Africa
Source: Punch


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