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WHO counts down Africa polio clock

Africa could be declared free of endemic “wild” polio early next year if a strain last seen in Nigeria almost three years ago does...

WHO confirms DR Congo polio outbreak

Democratic Republic of Congo has suffered two separate outbreaks of polio, a debilitating and potentially deadly disease the world is trying to...

World’s largest, fastest vaccine roll-out targets polio’s final strongholds

In a massive undertaking aimed at stamping out polio once and for all – dubbed ‘the switch' – a United Nations-backed eradication...

Nigeria to eradicate polio within two years: president

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan pledged yesterday to set up a special government team to ensure the eradication of polio from Africa's most...


SANDF missing the communication target

Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...