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18 April 2007 - Polio campaign reaches children in Koranic schools in northern Nigeria

Tape#: JN 6987 Nigeria polio immunization
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© UNICEF/ HQ07-0232/Nesbitt

A Nigerian health worker administers oral polio vaccine to Asiya Aminu, 5.

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Production date: 2-3 March 2007

Duration: 2:53

Keywords: UNICEF, children, women, girls, boys, polio, immunization, measles, northern Nigeria

Main shooting locations: Kaduna, northern Nigeria

Main sequences: For the Nigerian Government and its partners such as UNICEF, mobilizing traditional and religious leaders has been a key strategy in the campaign to eradicate polio. With their influence, immunization has become more openly accepted in many communities and institutions, including Koranic schools. Nigeria reported more than 1,000 polio cases – half of the global total – in 2006. 

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