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Polio eradication this week:        

  • Nigeria celebrated two years without a case of wild poliovirus on 24 July. This is an important milestone for polio eradication efforts in the African region, but much still remains to be done to keep the country and region polio-free. More.
  • The Independent Monitoring Board and the Strategy Committee of the GPEI met in London last week to assess progress towards polio eradication. 
  • In Pakistan, both the oral polio vaccine and the inactivated poliovirus vaccine are being used hand in hand to boost immunity; and committed healthcare workers are going to great lengths to build trust and ensure every child is vaccinated. More 
  • The Africa Regional Certification Commission for the eradication of polio met to assess progress towards the certification of the region as polio-free.

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