ID#: 19878
The nomadic communities in Nigeria have been identified, as containing the highest number of zero dose children. The Nomads Project, as part of Nigeria's National-Stop Transmission of Polio (STOP) polio eradication program, posted Nigerian Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) residents, to train indigenous data collectors and guides, for a supervised enumeration exercise. Three hours from the nearest town, this boy was found wandering alone, while his parents and older siblings were out grazing cattle. His response to being alone was, "I matter -- that's why you were sent to find me at home in the forest.” The image was captured on August 20, 2012, in the Kanoma ward, of the Maru Local Government Area (LGA), in the Zamfara state of Nigeria.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Dr. Aishatu Abubakar-Sadiq, Nigeria
Creation Date: 2012
Photo Credit: Dr. Aishatu Abubakar-Sadiq, Nigeria
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