Breaking community barriers to polio vaccination in Northern Nigeria: the impact of a grass roots mobilization campaign (Majigi).

@article{Nasiru2012BreakingCB,
  title={Breaking community barriers to polio vaccination in Northern Nigeria: the impact of a grass roots mobilization campaign (Majigi).},
  author={Sani-Gwarzo Nasiru and Gambo Aliyu and Alex Gasasira and Muktar H Aliyu and Mahmud Zubair and Sunusi U Mandawari and Hassana Waziri and Abdulsalami Nasidi and Samer S. El-Kamary},
  journal={Pathogens and global health},
  year={2012},
  volume={106 3},
  pages={166-71}
}
This paper examines the impact of a community-based intervention on the trends in the uptake of polio vaccination following a community mobilization campaign for polio eradication in northern Nigeria. Uptake of polio vaccination in high-risk communities in this region has been considerably low despite routine and supplemental vaccination activities. Large numbers of children are left unvaccinated because of community misconceptions and distrust regarding the cause of the disease and the safety… CONTINUE READING
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