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Polio eradication this week:


  • 24 July marked one year since a child was last paralyzed by wild poliovirus in Nigeria. Final laboratory results on all specimens for the full 12 month period are expected by September 2015, which, if clear for poliovirus, may lead to Nigeria being removed from the list of polio-endemic countries. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative commends the hard work of the Nigerian government, partners, religious and community leaders, and health workers for such strong progress towards stopping polio. Yet the job is not yet finished, and it is crucial that commitment from all stakeholders is maintained. Read more

  • Despite the deteriorating security situation in Yemen, a humanitarian pause enabled 50 000 children to be reached with the oral polio vaccine during the final week of Ramadan. Read more


Key publications



  • Polio eradication report to the 68th World Health Assembly (May 2015) [pdf]  English | Français |

     Final Resolution adopted by WHA.

     WHA68.3 عربي ¦ 中文 ¦ English ¦ Français ¦ Русский ¦ Español 












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 The Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) introduction

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