Nigeria has reason to celebrate. The country recently marked one year with no polio cases, bringing the world one step closer to eradicating a terrible disease that now circulates in only two remaining countries. To commemorate the global health milestone, Nigeria’s President Buhari gave his own three-month-old granddaughter a few drops of oral polio vaccine – a moment captured by a photographer and sent round the world via social media. It also sent a clear public health message: vaccination works.
This is one of the many stories you’ll see featured in our new digital magazine on health, nutrition and population, launched today through the popular news aggregation app, Flipboard. We’ll be updating the magazine regularly with our own feature stories, blog posts, data, videos, and photos, as well as stories and content from external partners and news sources covering global health.
This new digital channel is a nice complement to our website and Twitter feed on health, nutrition and population, and gives us a chance to connect with Flipboard’s 70 million monthly users.
For those unfamiliar with Flipboard, it’s a digital social magazine that aggregates content from websites and social media, presents it in magazine format, and allows users to flip through the content. It is a single place to discover, collect, and share content from different publishers in a personalized magazine.
To access our health magazine, download the free Flipboard app on your smartphone or tablet, sign up or log in, and type “World Bank Group” in the search field in the bar on the top, right-hand corner. In our profile, you’ll see three topical magazines. Tap on the “Health” box and dive in.
Flipboard is also available on the Web. You can follow us and subscribe to our content by visiting: https://flipboard.com/@worldbankgroup/health-tdhvqoppz .
We invite you to view, share and comment on our content. Happy flipping!
For more information, please visit our website and follow @WBG_Health on Twitter.