A Nigerian father who opposed vaccinations prior to his son contracting polio now campaigns for vaccines, lending his support and voice to local health workers. 
The PAEDS (Paediatric Active Enhanced Disease Surveillance) network funded by the Australian Government Department of Health monitors childhood conditions of public health importance. One of the current childhood conditions being monitored is Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP), a condition causing paralysis and loss of tone in one or more limbs, which can be caused by the polio virus. Find out more about the PAEDS network on our PAEDS reference page