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This image depicts Nigerian Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) resident, Dr. Wada Imam Bello, as he was vaccinating a zero dose child with a dose of the oral polio vaccine (OPV) during the CDC Polio Fulani (the dominant nomadic tribe in northern Nigeria) Nomadic Mission. This picture was captured in the Local Government Area (LGA) of Faskari, in Katsina state, Nigeria, August, 2012. Dr. Bello located the nomads using a global positioning system (GPS)-guided device, then went into the field to administer the OPVs. The man next to Dr. Bello, is Mr. Kore Miyetti-Allah, Chairman of the Faskari LGA.
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The FETP trains workers on the ground to help countries build sustainable capacity for detecting and responding to health threats. The program develops in-country expertise so that disease outbreaks can be detected locally and prevented from spreading.

For more on the World polio eradication efforts, or the FETP, please see the links below.

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Wada Imam Bello, Nigeria
Creation Date:2012
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Links:CDC – Global Health; Global Health Protection & Security; Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP)
CDC – National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases; Vaccines and Immunizations: Polio Vaccination
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