Mogadishu, August 14: According to the latest report by WHO, Somalia has witnessed zero polio case in last three years. That is why it has been declared a polio free country. President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo praised efforts by the Ministry of Health and partners, UNICEF and WHO to eradicate polio from Somalia.
Somalia recorded the last case of polio in 2014. But though now its polio free, it remains vulnerable. Hence it needs to continue its vaccination campaign. Now many countries in the World is polio free and we are heading towards a polio-free world. Hence in the countries that have high risk of polio importation like Somalia needs more alertness.
“Two drops of vaccine is all it takes to protect against polio……just two drops, I call on all our mothers and parents to make sure that health officials and paramedics are welcomed..and allow our children to be vaccinated against polio," Somali President said.