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Polio is no longer endemic in Nigeria – UN health agency

25 September 2015 – The World Health Organization (WHO) announced today that polio is no longer endemic in Nigeria, leaving the devastating disease endemic in only two countries and bringing the world one major step closer to achieving this goal of ending polio for good.

Ukraine: UN agencies call for urgent action to stop spread of polio virus

04 September 2015 – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) called today on parents in Ukraine to vaccinate their children following a confirmed polio outbreak in the country.

UN humanitarian agencies reach thousands of South Sudanese cut off for months

27 August 2015 – Emergency relief teams from the United Nations have managed to reach more than 27,000 people in a town in South Sudan cut off by insecurity since March where “there were only some fish and a few tomatoes for sale in the market, and almost nobody had the means to buy them.”