Published on February 12, 2013 at 3:53 AM
According to the news service, "In a statement Friday, President Goodluck Jonathan condemned the killings of the polio workers and promised that efforts to cut child mortality wouldn't be stopped by 'mindless acts of terrorism'" (Abubakar et al., 2/10). A U.N. joint statement issued on Friday said, "UNICEF and WHO join the Government of Nigeria in condemning attacks in Kano state, Nigeria, that have killed and injured health workers. Such attacks are a double tragedy; for the health workers and their families and for the children and vulnerable populations who are robbed of basic life-saving health interventions. These attacks are unacceptable under any circumstance" (2/8).
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