The World Health Organization, which began a global immunization drive against polio in 1988, failed to meet its target of global eradication by the end of last year. One reason: Nigeria, where the disease is making an insidious comeback.
Seems that the mostly Muslim north has been ordering an immunization boycott since 2003. Authorities claim the vaccine is part of a U.S.-led plot to render Muslims infertile or infect them with AIDS.
Perhaps Bono, between playing concerts and playing off the West’s colonial guilt, could add another African cause (in addition to holding the corrupt accountable): Educate the stupid.