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5 March 2007 - Children take the lead in northern Nigeria’s immunization drive

Tape#: JN 6965 Nigeria Polio
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Imrana Musa, 10, fills in a ‘child-to-child adoption’ form outside his family’s home in Katsina State, northern Nigeria, during the region’s ‘Immunization Plus Days’.

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Production date: 1 March 2007

Duration: 2:24

Keywords: UNICEF, children, polio, Nigeria, vaccination

Main shooting locations: Funtua, Katsina State, Nigeria

Main sequences: In Nigeria, children are helping spread the word on the importance of polio immunization through an innovative approach known as ‘child-to-child adoption’. Having reported 56 per cent of the world’s polio cases in 2006, Nigeria has implemented a series of ‘Immunization Plus Days’ through 12 of its most affected northern states to stop transmission of the disease.  

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