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.
Over 31 million children will be vaccinated against measles in Pakistan in a countrywide immunization campaign supported by the polio programme’s greatest asset: its people.
Head of WHO Chad Dr Jean-Bosco Ndihokubwayo speaks about the ongoing efforts to reach every child with polio vaccine across Chad
The last man with smallpox was an advocate for polio eradication.
Darcy Levison, WHO Polio Eradication Officer, speaks to us about the logistical challenges of reaching every single child with polio vaccine in the Lake Chad subregion.
Anand Balachandran, former Coordinator Polio Transition, speaks to us about ensuring the infrastructure built up to eradicate polio will continue to benefit broader public health goals, long after the disease has been eradicated.
On Pakistan Independence Day, vaccinators break records for the number of children protected against polio.