NPHCDA says Nigeria must Strengthen System to Avoid Outbreaks.

Written by on March 16, 2022

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency(NPHCDA) has said the report from Malawi indicates that the Agency must strengthen the system in order to avoid an outbreak of Wild Polio Virus(WPV) in Nigeria.

The Executive Director of NPHCDA, Dr Faisal Shuaib while delivering his speech on Monday at the 38th Expert Review Committee(ERC) Meeting on Polio and Routine Immunisation lamented that the circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2(cVDPV2), has been a major concern during the last ERC meeting.

Also in his Address, the Chairman of the Expert Review Committee on Polio and Routine Immunization, Prof Akin Osibogun admitted that the Committee is faced with the challenge of cVPV2 and has become imperative for the committee to bring the Nigerian Polio Eradication programme thus far.

Seun Fakorede

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