Outbreak countries, Outbreak response, Vaccination campaigns, Vaccines, World Polio Day
Responding to a Polio Outbreak
One of an animated series on the global drive to eradicate polio.
Anytime a child is paralyzed by polio in any country, the World Health Organization and its partners move fast to stop the outbreak.
Watch more in the polio eradication animation series
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.
Jean-Marc Olivé, Chairman of the Technical Advisory Group, reflects on what needs to be done to end polio in the Horn of Africa.
To truly ensure no child is left behind, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative is reaching out to some of the most remote communities in the world.
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 assess progress of the African region towards being certified polio-free