Korea and Nigeria Eradicating Polio
KOFIH takes part in Nigerian Rapid Surveillance Assessment
25 September 2013 – The Nigeria Polio Eradication Initiative has been supported in 2013 by the Korean Foundation for International Healthcare (KOFIH), a specialized organization under the South Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare. A delegate from KOFIH, Dr Adam Jaehyeok Lee (pictured below), joined a team working on a Rapid Surveillance Assessment in Sokoto. The team consisted of members from Federal Ministry of Health, National Primary Health Care Authority and WHO. They spent five days carrying out activities including visiting health facilities, interviewing health practitioners, meeting community informants and reviewing documentation. At the end they provided feedback and recommendations to the State.
This is the first grant from KOFIH in support of polio eradication activities and was made possible by the Community Chest of Korea which was established in 2006 to promote international cooperation. KOFIH plays a key role in providing development assistance for health by supporting projects for a disease-free world through focusing on child health and health systems strengthening.