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Volume 18 Supplement 4

Experiences and lessons learned in polio eradication in Nigeria


Publication of this supplement has been supported by the WHO Nigeria. The articles have undergone the journal's standard peer review process for supplements. The Supplement Editors declare that they have no competing interests and that they have did not oversee peer review for their own papers.

Edited by Fiona Braka, Faisal Shuaib and Pascal Mkanda.

  1. Content type: Research

    The Kamacha river is one of the five polio environmental surveillance sites in Kaduna State where 13 circulating vaccine-derived polioviruses (cVDPDs) were isolated between 2014 and 2015. Kamacha river account...

    Authors: Audu I. Musa, Faisal Shuaib, Fiona Braka, Pascal Mkanda, Richard Banda, Charles Korir, Sisay G. Tegegne, Suleiman Abdullahi, Gregory C. Umeh, Terna I. Nomhwange, Hadiza Aliyu Iyal, Sambo Ishaku, Usman Adamu, Eunice Damisa, Murtala Bagana, Victor Gugong…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18(Suppl 4):1303

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    The Global Commission for the Certification of the Eradication of Poliomyelitis will declare the world free of wild poliovirus transmission when no wild virus has been found in at least 3 consecutive years, an...

    Authors: Johnson Muluh Ticha, Kolawole Olatunji Matthew, Abdullahi Walla Hamisu, Braka Fiona, Pascal Mkanda, Peter Nsubuga, Eberto Tesfaye, Kehinde Craig, Etsano Andrew, Obi Emelife, Faisal Shuaib, Akinkugbe Folasade, Johnson Adeniji, Usman Adamu, Mohammed Dallatu, Geoffrey Oyeyinka…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18(Suppl 4):1304

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    The declaration of poliomyelitis eradication as a programmatic emergency for global public health by the 65th World Health Assembly in 2012 necessitated innovations and strategies to achieve results. Review of...

    Authors: Charles Korir, Faisal Shuaib, Usman Adamu, Samuel Bawa, Audu Musa, Abba Bashir, Ayodeji Isiaka, Adamu Ningi, Charity Warigon, Banda Richard, Braka Fiona, Mkanda Pascal, Nkwogu Loveday, Sisay G. Tegegne, Mohammed Abdul-Aziz, Abdullahi Suleiman…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18(Suppl 4):1314

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  4. Content type: Research

    The containment of poliovirus infectious/potentially infectious materials in all biomedical facilities in Nigeria remain crucial to maintaining gains recorded towards polio eradication. Activities involved in ...

    Authors: Bassey Enya Bassey, Fiona Braka, Faisal Shuaib, Richard Banda, Sisay Gashu Tegegne, Johnson Muluh Ticha, Walla Hamisu Abdullalhi, Olatunji Mathew Kolawole and Yusuf Kabir

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18(Suppl 4):1319

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  5. Content type: Research

    The tremendous progress made by Nigeria towards polio eradication has recently suffered a setback with the isolation of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV) type 2 from environmental samples and conf...

    Authors: Abdullahi Walla Hamisu, Faisal Shuaib, Ticha Muluh Johnson, Kehinde Craig, Braka Fiona, Richard Banda, Sisay G. Tegegne, Ajiboye Oyetunji, Tesfaye B. Erbeto, Peter Nsubuga, Rui Gama Vaz, Ado J. G. Muhamed and Adamu Usman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18(Suppl 4):1308

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  6. Content type: Research

    Nigeria is the only country in Africa that is yet to be certified as polio free. Surveillance for acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) is the foundation of the polio eradication initiative since it provides informati...

    Authors: Adamu Ibrahim Ningi, Faisal Shuaib, Luka Mangveep Ibrahim, Jalal-Eddeen Abubakar Saleh, Khalid Abdelrahim, Isah Mohammed Bello, Bashir Abba, Ticha Jonhson Muluh, Fiona Braka, Sisay G. Tegegne, Abdullahi Wallah, Charles Korir, Samuel Bawa, Mahmood Saidu and Peter Nsubuga

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18(Suppl 4):1307

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  7. Content type: Research

    Nigeria has made remarkable progress in its current efforts to interrupt wild poliovirus transmission despite the re-emergence of wild poliovirus in 2016. The gains made in Nigeria have been achieved through c...

    Authors: Gregory C. Umeh, Faisal Shuaib, Audu Musa, Sisay G. Tegegne, Fiona Braka, Pascal Mkanda, Richard Banda, Usman Adamu, Terna I. Nomhwange, Eyiotoyo Arenyeka, Semeeh A. Omoleke, Ticha M. Johnson, Kehinde Craig, Ibrahim Idris, Hadiza Iyal, Ishaku G. Sambo…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18(Suppl 4):1310

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  8. Content type: Research

    Eradication of polio requires that the acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance system is sensitive enough to detect all cases of AFP, and that such cases are promptly reported and investigated by disease su...

    Authors: Faisal M. B. Shuaib, Philip F. Musa, Sisay Tegegne Gashu, Chima Onoka, Salihu Abdullahi Ahmed, Murtala Bagana, Michael Galway, Fiona Braka, Ticha Johnson Muluh, Richard Banda, Godwin Akpan, Ajiboye Tunji, Umar Kabo Idris, Adedolapo Olusoga, Patrick Briand, Nwanyibuife Obiako…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18(Suppl 4):1305

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  9. Content type: Research

    Nigeria was polio free for almost 2 years but, with the recent liberation of areas under the captivity of insurgents, there has been a resurgence of polio cases. For several years, these inaccessible areas did...

    Authors: Loveday Nkwogu, Faisal Shuaib, Fiona Braka, Pascal Mkanda, Richard Banda, Charles Korir, Samuel Bawa, Sule Mele, Mahmud Saidu, Hyelni Mshelia, Aliyu Shettima, Sisay G. Tegegne, Yared G. Yehualashet, Usman Adamu, Peter Nsubuga, Rui G. Vaz…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18(Suppl 4):1311

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  10. Content type: Research

    Supportive supervision is one of the interventions that fosters program improvement by way of imparting knowledge and skills to health workers. The basic challenge in supportive supervision is the availability...

    Authors: Sisay G. Tegegne, Faisal Shuaib, Fiona Braka, Pascal Mkanda, Tesfaye B. Erbeto, Aron Aregay, Oyaole D. Rasheed, Akpan G. Ubong, Njie Alpha, Ahmed Khedr, Mirghani A. Isameldin, Yared G. Yehushualet, Charity Warigon, Usman Adamu, Eunice Damisa, Bassey Okposen…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18(Suppl 4):1317

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  11. Content type: Research

    Nomadic populations have a considerably higher risk of contracting a number of diseases but, despite the magnitude of the public health risks involved, they are mostly underserved with few health policies or p...

    Authors: Samuel Bawa, Mojisola Afolabi, Khalid Abdelrahim, Goni Abba, Adamu Ningi, Salome Yakubu Tafida, Sisay G. Tegegne, Charity Warigon, Terna Nomhwange, Sadiq Abubakar Umar, Aron Aregay, Ahmed Fanti, Bakoji Ahmed, Peter Nsubuga, Usman Adamu, Fiona Braka…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18(Suppl 4):1316

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  12. Content type: Research

    The mandate and unique experience of the World Health Organization (WHO) globally, enables over 190 countries, Nigeria inclusive, to depend on the technical support provided by the organization to define and m...

    Authors: Charity Warigon, Wondimagegnehu Alemu, Fiona Braka, Hallah Tashikalmah, Yared Yehushualet, Kulchumi Hammanyero, Samuel Bawa, David Oviaesu, Sisay Tegegne, Mustapha Umar Maiiyali, Anne Eudes Jean Baptiste, Peter Nsubuga and Collins Boakye Agyemang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18(Suppl 4):1315

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  13. Content type: Research

    Despite concerted global efforts being made to eradicate poliomyelitis, the wild poliovirus still circulates in three countries, including Nigeria. In addition, Nigeria experiences occasional outbreaks of the ...

    Authors: Hadiza Aliyu Iyal, Faisal Shuaib, Madubu Dauda, Abdullahi Suleiman, Fiona Braka, Sisay G. Tegegne, Peter Nsubuga, Terna Nomhwange, Yared G. Yehualashet, Sambo Ishaku, Charity Warigon, Furera Zakari, Gregory Umeh, Lami Samaila, Basirat Abdullahi, Kulchumi Hammanyero…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18(Suppl 4):1309

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  14. Content type: Research

    The year 2014 was a turning point for polio eradication in Nigeria. Confronted with the challenges of increased numbers of polio cases detected in rural, hard-to-reach (HTR), and security-compromised areas of ...

    Authors: Kulchumi Isa Hammanyero, Samuel Bawa, Fiona Braka, Bassey Enya Bassey, Akinola Fatiregun, Charity Warigon, Yared G. Yehualashet, Sisay Gashu Tegene, Richard Banda, Charles Korir, Tesfaye Bedada Erbeto, Martin Chukwuji, Pascal Mkanda, Usman Saidu Adamu and Peter Nsubuga

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18(Suppl 4):1306

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  15. Content type: Research

    The Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP) seeks to achieve the total realization of its vision through equitable access to immunization as well as utilizing the immunization systems for delivery of other primary h...

    Authors: Samuel Bawa, Faisal Shuaib, Mahmoud Saidu, Adamu Ningi, Suleiman Abdullahi, Bashir Abba, Audu Idowu, Jibrin Alkasim, Kulchumi Hammanyero, Charity Warigon, Sisay G. Tegegne, Richard Banda, Charles Korir, Yared G. Yehualashet, Tesfaye Bedada, Chukwuji Martin…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18(Suppl 4):1312

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  16. Content type: Research

    Kano is one of the high-risk states for polio transmission in Northern Nigeria. The state reported more cases of wild polioviruses (WPVs) than any other state in the country. The Nigeria Demographic and Health...

    Authors: Bashir Abba, Sule Abdullahi, Samuel Bawa, Kabir Ibrahim Getso, Imam Wada Bello, Charles Korir, Audu Musa, Fiona Braka, Adamu Ningi, Peter Nsubuga, Richard Banda, Sisay G. Tegegne, Faisal Shuaib, Usman Said Adamu and Sulaiman Haladu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18(Suppl 4):1302

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  17. Content type: Research

    Kebbi State remains the epicentre of the seasonal epidemic meningitis in northwestern Nigeria despite interventions. In this setting, no previous study has been conducted to understand the risk factors of the ...

    Authors: Semeeh A. Omoleke, Olatunji Alabi, Faisal Shuaib, Fiona Braka, Sisay G. Tegegne, Gregory C. Umeh, Johnson M. Ticha, Anthony Onimisin, Peter Nsubuga, Usman Adamu, Kabiru Mohammed, Chima Onoka and Wondimagegnehu Alemu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18(Suppl 4):1318

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  18. Content type: Research

    Routine childhood immunization remains an important strategy for achieving polio eradication and maintaining a polio-free world. To address gaps in reported administrative coverage data, community surveys were...

    Authors: Terna I. Nomhwange, Faisal Shuaib, Fiona Braka, Sambo Godwin, Usman Kariko, Umeh Gregory, Sisay G. Tegegne, Bassey Okposen and Chima Onoka

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18(Suppl 4):1313

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