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SA is not yet polio-free

March 11, 2019
News  

South Africa is part of a ‘pariah group’ of countries not yet certified polio-free, thanks to weaknesses in our disease surveillance and vaccination programme. The Department of Health is determined to win back its certificate next month, and launched an immunisation coverage survey last week to investigate the nation’s vaccination rate. 

Polio-free world possible – Gates CEO

May 24, 2016
Children's Health   Vaccines  

Nigeria has been free of polio for an entire year, thanks to an aggressive vaccination policy supported by the Gates Foundation.