Posted by: APO | 10 April 2020

Coronavirus – Nigeria: Polio personnel crucial for preparedness and initial response to COVID-19 in Northeast Nigeria

“We are empowered and ready to engage in COVID-19 surveillance and contact tracing,” says Abubakar Suleiman, one of 205 disease surveillance officers originally trained by WHO to identify outbreaks of polio across six states in northeast Nigeria. Across the country, Polio health staff and infrastructure are rapidly being repurposed towards the COVID-19 response, which includes identifying suspect… Read more on


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