Confronted by toughest of challenges, Nigeria reaches polio 'milestone'
In what health officials said was a major victory in the fight to rid the world of polio, the paralysing disease has been declared to be no longer endemic in Nigeria. The announcement by the World Health Organisation (WHO) means there are now only two countries in the world where the disease remains rife – Afghanistan and Pakistan. The disease can be prevented by simple vaccination.

Major global health news from Nigeria, and cause for celebration!