PAMJ supplements

National Stop Transmission of Polio (NSTOP) in Nigeria and its role in eradication of polio and control and prevention of other vaccine preventable diseases and malaria, 2012 - 2017: progress, impact and lessons learned.

The National Stop Transmission of Polio (NSTOP) program was created in July 2012 as a collaborative effort of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S. CDC), the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) and the Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (NFELTP) with the goal of reinforcing the Nigeria Polio Eradication Initiative and supporting the government of Nigeria activities to interrupt transmission, eradicate polio and ultimately to strengthen routine immunization. At inception, twelve states with the highest risk for polio transmission and under-performing indicators based on the Emergency Operation Center (EOC)’s risk assessment were selected as priority engagement states with a focus on vaccination of children under 5 years with oral poliovirus vaccine in remote nomadic, scattered, underserved, hard-to-reach and border populations in Northern Nigeria. Overtime, NSTOP’s activities expanded to include improving supplementary immunization activities (SIAs), training and capacity building for routine immunization staff, updating microplans, conducting supportive supervision, strengthening immunization data management, enhancing surveillance for acute flaccid paralysis and other vaccine-preventable diseases, and rapid response to disease outbreaks and other public health emergencies. This supplement summarizes progress, lessons learned and major achievements of the NSTOP program from inception to date, and highlights its roles in the Nigeria polio eradication efforts and in country’s efforts to improve routine immunization and control and prevention of vaccine-preventable diseases.

Guest editors:

  • Steve Wassilak, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, United States
  • Richard Franka, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, United States
  • Kwame Asamoa, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, United States
  • Kathleen Wannemuehler, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, United States

Contact:

  • Richard Franka, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, United States
  • Endie Waziri, National Stop Transmission of Polio Program, Abuja, Nigeria

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Table of contents


An assessment of the contribution of National Stop Transmission of Polio Program to Nigeria’s Immunization Program (Research)

Oladayo Biya, Wiedad Roodly Archer, Julia Rayner, Ralph Welwean, Ayodele Jegede, Sara Jacenko, Sarah Pallas, Taiwo Abimbola, Kirsten Ward, Eric Wiesen

Pan African Medical Journal. 11 November 2021. 40(1): 1

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Use of a district health information system 2 routine immunization dashboard for immunization program monitoring and decision making, Kano State, Nigeria (Research)

Dieula Delissaint Tchoualeu, Hashim Elzein Elmousaad, Lynda Uju Osadebe, Oluwasegun Joel Adegoke, Chimeremma Nnadi, Suleiman Ahmed Haladu, Sara Michele Jacenko, Lora Baker Davis, Peter Brian Bloland, Hardeep Singh Sandhu

Pan African Medical Journal. 12 November 2021. 40(1): 2

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Malaria frontline project: pre-intervention Malaria baseline assessment in Kano and Zamfara States, August 2016 (Research)

Adefisoye Oluwaseun Adewole, Shelby Cash, Amina Umar, Olufemi Ajumobi, Usain Bala, Ndadilnasiya Waziri, Saheed Gidado, Ieren Isaac, Gideon Ugbenyo, Edwin Simple, Patrick Nguku, Anisa Saleh, Steve Yoon, Stephen Patrick Kachur, Kwame Asamoa

Pan African Medical Journal. 12 November 2021. 40(1): 3

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Enhancing acute flaccid paralysis surveillance through the use of pictorial surveillance reminder cards during supplementary immunization activities, December 2014: a survey in Jigawa State, Nigeria (Research)

Lilian Akudo Okeke, Ndadilnasiya Waziri, Saheed Gidado, Joel Adegoke, Aboyowa Edukugho, Jibrin Idris, Samuel Luka Abbot, Belinda Vernyuy Uba, Adefisoye Adewole, Olufemi Ajumobi, Patrick Nguku, Oladayo Biya, Lisa Esapa, Omotayo Bolu, Eric Wiesen, Chima Ohuabunwo

Pan African Medical Journal. 12 November 2021. 40(1): 4

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Pilot implementation of a routine immunization module of the district health information system version 2 in Kano State, Nigeria, 2014 - 2015 (Research)

Belinda Vernyuy Uba, Ndadilnasiya Endie Waziri, Oluwasegun Joel Adegoke, Adekunle Akerele, Saheed Gidado, Nnamdi Usifoh, Olorunsogo Bidemi Adeoye, Charles Micheal Akataobi, Suleiman Haladu Ahmed, Ramatu Usman Obansa, Edwin Simple, Beza Kibret, Chima Ohuabunwo, Oladayo Biya, Eric Wiesen, Chime Nnadi, Patrick Nguku

Pan African Medical Journal. 12 November 2021. 40(1): 5

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Strengthening facility-based immunization service delivery in local government areas at high risk for polio in Northern Nigeria, 2014-2015 (Research)

Belinda Vernyuy Uba, Ndadilnasiya Endie Waziri, Adekunle Akerele, Oladayo Biya, Oluwasegun Joel Adegoke, Saheed Gidado, Gideon Ugbenyo, Edwin Simple, Nnamdi Usifoh, Adamu Sule, Beza Kibret, Richard Franka, Eric Wiesen, Hashim Elmousaad, Chima Ohuabunwo, Lisa Esapa, Frank Mahoney, Omotayo Bolu, John Vertefeuille, Patrick Nguku

Pan African Medical Journal. 12 November 2021. 40(1): 6

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Enhancing acute flaccid paralysis surveillance system towards polio eradication: reverse cold chain monitoring in Nigeria, 2017 to 2019 (Research)

Samuel Luka Abbott, Abdullahi Walla Hamisu, Saheed Gidado, Sume Gerald Etapelong, Aboyowa Arayuwa Edukugho, Isiaka Ayodeji Hassan, Kabir Yusuf Mawashi, David Nadeba Bukbuk, Marycelin Baba, Adeniji Johnson Adekunle, Usman Saidu Adamu, Eunice Damisa, Ndadilnasiya Endie Waziri, Wiedad Roodly Archer, Richard Franka, Eric Wiesen, Fiona Braka, Omotayo Bolu, Richard Banda, Faisal Shuaib

Pan African Medical Journal. 12 November 2021. 40(1): 7

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Maternal knowledge, attitude, and perception about childhood routine immunization program in Atakumosa-west Local Government Area, Osun State, Southwestern Nigeria (Research)

Elizabeth B. Adedire, Olufemi Ajumobi, Omotayo Bolu, Patrick Nguku, Oluwapo Ajayi

Pan African Medical Journal. 12 November 2021. 40(1): 8

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Progress toward poliomyelitis eradication in Kano State, Nigeria, 2010 - 2017 (Research)

Suleiman Haladu Ahmed, Patrick Nguku, Saheed Oluwatoyin Gidado, Musa Kalamullah Bawa, Usman Lawan Shehu, Amina Abdullahi, Ramatu Usman Obansa, Kabir Ibrahim Getso, Mohammd Nasir Mahmoud, Imam Wada Bello, Yahaya Musa Sharif, Bashir Abba, Sani Umar, Ndadilnasiyya Endie Waziri, Chima Ohunabunwo

Pan African Medical Journal. 12 November 2021. 40(1): 9

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A rapid qualitative assessment of barriers associated with demand and uptake of health facility-based childhood immunizations and recommendations to improve immunization service delivery in Sokoto State, Northwest Nigeria, 2017 (Research)

Neetu Abad, Belinda Vernyuy Uba, Palak Patel, David Nyampa Barau, Osigwe Ugochukwu, Nuruddeen Aliyu, Halimatu Bolatito Ayanleke, Richard Franka, Ndadilnasiya Endie Waziri, Omotayo Bolu

Pan African Medical Journal. 16 November 2021. 40(1): 10

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Targeted Short Message Service-Based Intervention to Improve Routine Immunization Reporting in Bauchi State, Nigeria, 2016 (Research)

Oluwasegun Joel Adegoke, Ester Mungure, Lynda Uju Osadebe, Olorunsogo Bidemi Adeoye, Matthew Aduloju, Idowu Makinde, Bakoji Ahmed, Patrick Mboya Nguku, Nadadilnasiya Endie Waziri, Peter Brian Bloland, Adam MacNeil

Pan African Medical Journal. 23 December 2021. 40(1): 11

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Revelation of an important weakness in polio elimination efforts in Nigeria: a descriptive cross-sectional study of nomadic dynamics in Sokoto and Taraba States, May 2013 (Research)

Nuruddeen Aliyu, Musa Kalamullah Bawa, Saheed Gidado, Chima Ohuabunwo, Lisa Esapa, W Roodly Archer, Adamu Sule, Halimatu Ayanleke Bolatito, Aisha Mamman, Adebola Olayinka, Muhammad Shakir Balogun, Kabir Ibrahim Getso, Mahmood Muazu Dalhat, Ahmed Suleiman Haladu, Usman Lawan Shehu, Patrick Mboya Nguku, Aminu Shehu, Shehu Abdulganiyu, Ndadilnasiya Endie Waziri

Pan African Medical Journal. 24 December 2021. 40(1): 12

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Data management needs assessment for the scale-up of district health information system and introduction of routine (essential) immunization module in Bauchi State, Nigeria, 2015 (Research)

Olorunsogo Bidemi Adeoye, Oluwasegun Joel Adegoke, Chimeremma Nnadi, Hashim Elmousaad, Kunle Akerele, Patrick Nguku, Idowu Makinde, Richard Franka, Ndadilnasiya Endie Waziri

Pan African Medical Journal. 17 February 2022. 40(1): 13

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National Stop Transmission of Polio Program support for polio supplemental immunization activities in Nigeria 2012-2016: deployment of management support team (Research)

Aboyowa Arayuwa Edukugho, Ndadilnasiya Endie Waziri, Omotayo Bolu, Saheed Oluwatoyin Gidado, Lilian Akudo Okeke, Belinda Vernyuy Uba, Jibrin Manu Idris, Charles Akataobi Michael, Joel Oluwasegun Adegoke, Philip Bammeke, Usman Saidu Adamu, Patrick Mboya Nguku, Oladayo Biya, Chima John Ohuanbunwo, John Vertefeuille, Eunice Damisa, Eric Wiesen

Pan African Medical Journal. 28 February 2022. 40(1): 14

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