AfDB Group Support Polio Eradication in Africa

19/05/2005
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The agreement had been signed with the Minister of Finance and Development of Burkina Faso, Mr. Seydou Bouda, the Finance Minister of Nigeria, Mrs. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Economy and Development Minister of Burkina Faso,a M. Seydou Bouda, The Planning, Development and Cooperation Minister of Chad, M. Mahamat Ali Hassan, and with the Economy and Finance Minister of Niger, M. Ali Mahaman Lamine Zeine

The programme will contribute to improving the health status and living conditions of populations affected by polio.

The Polio Eradication operation will assist the eradication of the risk of an epidemic due to the circulation of wild poliovirus in the four contiguous countries, by strengthening the technical and material capacities of the immunization mechanism. The primary beneficiaries include more than 47 million children up to the age of 59 months in the four countries, of which 38 million are in Nigeria, .

*1 UA = 1.51678 US$ as at 01/05/2005