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Health stakeholders in Nairobi boost efforts to eradicate polio

Mike Ratemo @PeopleDailyKe

The 15th edition of Horn of Africa Polio Technical Advisory Group meeting got underway yesterday in Nairobi amid fears of an outbreak in Nigeria.

The three-day gathering, bringing together health stakeholders aimed at building consensus to eradicate polio, may have more tinkering in their hands with a fresh epidemic in the most populous African country.

Director of Medical Services Jackson Kioko said although the region has made great strides in combating polio, the recurring epidemic warrants extra vigilance. Kioko said there is an ever present risk of importation of the virus to countries already certified free.

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