Nigeria's Boko Haram extremists hamper polio eradication
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic extremists made Imana Alhaji Gana's village in northeastern Nigeria too dangerous for health workers to vaccinate against polio. Now that she and her family have fled to a displacement camp, those workers want to catch her children in time.
Here in the camps housing thousands of families seeking safety from the extremists, health teams are going from tent to tent, inoculating youngsters against the disease that withers limbs and disables children for life.
At first, Gana is afraid to let the outreach workers vaccinate her baby. Eventually they persuade her... read more
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