Outbreak response, Vaccines
Syrian Arab Republic
Coffee with Polio Experts: Dr Mohammad Al Safadi, WHO HQ
Dr Mohammad Al Safadi, Technical Officer for Polio Outbreak Preparedness and Response, WHO HQ, talks to us about the tactics and strategies used to successfully stop an outbreak in Syria in 2017/18.
Decades-long polio infrastructure has spill-over benefits across larger public health interventions
Momentous global effort enables record-breaking milestone for polio and immunisation
Women are ensuring that the children in Papua New Guinea are protected and vaccinated
Following confirmation of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) on 8 January 2019, planning for an outbreak response is underway.
As the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) enters its 31st year, the Chairs of the effort’s main global advisory bodies issue an extraordinary joint statement, urging all involved in the effort to excel in their roles.
In the Horn of Africa polio outbreak, immunization efforts are focusing on a group known as “special populations”.