At-risk countries, Broader benefits of the polio programme, Innovation, Outbreak countries, Outbreak response, Routine immunization
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Coffee with Polio Experts: Hans Everts, polio eradicator
Hans Everts, long time polio eradicator, shares personal stories from the frontline of outbreak response, and explains how the lessons learned during polio eradication will benefit health programmes in the future.
Mohamed Shire, a polio eradication expert from Somalia, speaks about lessons from a life tirelessly working to eradicate first smallpox, then polio.
A review committee met in Nairobi to review progress of the African region towards being certified polio-free
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.
After an 18-month long intensive vaccination campaign in the face of a poliovirus outbreak in Syria, the outbreak has been successfully stopped.
In the Horn of Africa, health workers are using application-based technology to respond to poliovirus outbreaks with greater speed and accuracy.
Dr Zubair Wadood, senior polio epidemiologist and technical expert at WHO, speaks to us about the remaining operational challenges to reaching every last child with polio vaccine.