Preparing for and responding to outbreaks
Democratic Republic of the Congo/© UNICEF
As well as working to stop transmission in Nigeria, every country must be prepared to respond to outbreaks of poliovirus, including vaccine derived polioviruses. By making detailed micro-plans mapping out communities, vaccination campaigns are more likely to leave no child unreached. High levels of immunity mean the poliovirus wouldn’t be able to cause paralysis, even if it were to return to Africa.