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Sitting outside the entrance of a nomadic dwelling, this image depicts Nigerian Field Epidemiology Training Program (NFETP) resident, Dr. Wada Imam Bello, talking with the Fulani (the dominant nomadic tribe in northern Nigeria) community leader, and grandfather of nomadic children, who’d yet to receive a polio vaccination. This scene took place in the Sabon-Lavi Ward of the Local Government Area (LGA) of Faskari, in Katsina state, Nigeria, during the September, 2012 campaign to resolve vaccine non-compliance.
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”Polio is a crippling and potentially fatal infectious disease. There is no cure, but there are safe and effective vaccines. Therefore, the strategy to eradicate polio is based on preventing infection by immunizing every child to stop transmission and ultimately make the world polio free."

"In 1988, the World Health Assembly adopted a resolution for the worldwide eradication of polio. It marked the launch of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), spearheaded by national governments, CDC, Rotary International, WHO, and UNICEF, with substantial support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.”

See the links below, for more information on the World polio eradication efforts, or the FETP.

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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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Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.

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