Strategies to Achieve Health Equity: The Case of Wild Polio Eradication in Kano State, Nigeria

Authors

  • Nsikakabasi George Kano State Ministry of Health
  • Otu Eyibio

Keywords:

Community Participation, Immunization, Partnership, Health systems, poliomyelitis, health equity, Universal health coverage

Abstract

Nigeria was declared being declared polio-free by the World Health Organization (WHO) in June 19, 2020 and subsequently, the African Region received certification for being polio0free on August 25, 2020. This historic gain was not without challenges and struggles to birth its fruition. The Kano State Ministry of Health was able to overcome the challenges and ensure this feat with the implementation of effective strategies. This article explores these strategies and recommends their integration among countries’ health systems to achieve positive gains and the global goals.

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Published

2021-10-04

How to Cite

George, N., & Eyibio, O. (2021). Strategies to Achieve Health Equity: The Case of Wild Polio Eradication in Kano State, Nigeria. Social Innovations Journal, 9. Retrieved from https://socialinnovationsjournal.com/index.php/sij/article/view/937

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Section

Global Health Equity and Access