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The politics of polio in northern Nigeria

Author: Elisha P Renne
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2010.
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In 2008, Northern Nigeria had the greatest number of confirmed cases of polio in the world and was the source of outbreaks in several West African countries. Elisha P. Renne explores the politics and social dynamics of the Northern Nigerian response to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, which has been met with extreme skepticism, subversion, and the refusal of some parents to immunize their children. Renne  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Renne, Elisha P.
Politics of polio in northern Nigeria.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2010002427
(OCoLC)464581608
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elisha P Renne
ISBN: 9781441669766 1441669760 9780253222282 0253222281 9780253355157 025335515X 0253004616 9780253004611
OCLC Number: 659563388
Awards: Winner of First runner-up, 2011 Nigerian Studies Association Book Prize.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 169 pages, [8] pages of plates) : illustrations, map
Contents: Introduction: protesting polio --
Smallpox and polio histories --
Politics and polio in Nigeria --
Islam and immunization in northern Nigeria --
Polio, disability, and begging --
Polio in northern Nigeria and northeastern Ghana --
The ethics of eradication.
Responsibility: Elisha P. Renne.

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Anthropologist Renne (Univ. of Michigan) provides an insightful analysis and a detailed historical background of the controversial campaign to eradicate polio in northern Nigeria. Her important study Read more...

 
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