Certification, Containment, Vaccines
Coffee with Polio Experts: Professor David Salisbury
Professor David Salisbury, chair of the Global Commission for the Certification of the Eradication of Poliomyelitis, talks us through the process of certifying the world as polio-free, and the importance of containing the virus after eradication.
We join Dr Urs Herzog, Rotarian, polio eradicator, National PolioPlus Advocacy Advisor for Rotary Switzerland and polio survivor himself, as he explains the financial costs of the programme and why it is critical that we eradicate every trace of the virus.
On World Children’s Day we look at how the polio eradication programme contributes to ensuring children receive vital vaccines against polio and other vaccine preventable diseases.
One of an animated series on the global drive to eradicate polio.
National authorities for containment encouraged to initiate first steps in containment certification process
Polio has not been detected for a year, but that doesn't mean it’s gone
It’s been 3 years since Somalia saw its last case of wild poliovirus. While this is a cause for celebration, it’s also a call for continued vigilance.