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.
WHO seeks input on guidance document
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.
Over 140 public health experts from 22 countries gather at the 6th Regional Meeting on Polio in Guatemala
In the Horn of Africa polio outbreak, immunization efforts are focusing on a group known as “special populations”.
Early analysis of campaign data points to a successful vaccination round in a polio-free country at risk of possible importation.