The programme will see all children under the age of five in 13 countries immunised from Saturday “in a coordinated effort to raise childhood immunity to polio,” it added.
The countries are Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Ivory Coast, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.
Once a worldwide scourge, polio is still endemic in three countries—Nigeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
This year, the WHO has recorded four cases of polio—two each in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Last year, there were…
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