Nigeria’s president and health minister both claimed that the country could be declared polio-free this year as its last recorded case was in July 2014. But the World Health Organisation’s criteria are much stricter.
Do 80% of South Africans regularly consult traditional healers? Do most black South Africans choose traditional healers over medical doctors and primary healthcare facilities? The claims are false. And as we discovered, with a little sleuthing, they stem from a book published thirty years ago.