CP-Africa had earlier made a post about Bill Gates’ meeting with the Sultan of Sokoto to build a Nigerian leaders led coalition to encourage Nigerians to vaccinate their children. 2010 numbers have improved as a result. We support his efforts.
Bill Gates blogged about his experience on his personal blog on the Gates Foundation website.
Northern India and northern Nigeria are two areas where polio continues to be a problem. I visited northern India in May this year to see the progress there. I was very excited to visit northern Nigeria in June, because the progress there since my last visit in February 2009 has been especially impressive. As of July 14th, only five cases due to wild polio viruses were reported in Nigeria this year, versus hundreds last year.
Here is a video where he talks about his recent trip. He sends a shout out to President Goodluck Jonathan’s team…
#In case you missed it, check out his talk on his dream of eradicating polio