Abuja: A leading Indian pharmaceutical company has launched polio vaccine POLPROTEC in Nigeria to help combat the spread of the debilitating disease in this country, one of the last nations still to eradicate the virus. To make the vaccine easily available, Panacea Biotec is partnering Emzor pharma which has a strong footprint across Nigeria. The country is still facing the challenge of polio virus. During the launch, Panacea and Emzor made a public declaration of a Joint Polio-Free Mission "to contribute towards achieving the goal of global polio eradication and to ensure that no child will ever again be paralysed by Wild Polio Virus (WPV) or Vaccine-Derived Polio Virus (VDPV)." This would be achieved by providing complete portfolio ofOral Polio Vaccines (OPV), Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) and IPV based combination vaccine at an affordable price.
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