Outbreak countries, Outbreak response, Vaccination campaigns, Vaccines, World Polio Day
Responding to a Polio Outbreak
On the occasion of World Polio Day, 24 October 2017, the first of a three-part animated series.
Anytime a child is paralyzed by polio in any country, the World Health Organization and its partners move fast to stop the outbreak.
With families on the move posing one of the biggest challenges to eradication in Pakistan, an innovative campaign is vaccinating children on trains.
Community health workers responding to humanitarian crisis in Nigeria are helping to stop polio and malaria hand in hand.
Abdullah Khalid is one of the hardworking vaccinators making sure that even children on the move are protected against polio.
Michel Zaffran, Director of Polio Eradication at the World Health Organization, spoke to Gavi about the difficulties in vaccinating every child and what the success of the polio eradication programme means for our work to tackle other diseases.
Polio eradicators in cities worldwide are overcoming unique challenges to stop the virus and reach every child with vaccines.
Rotary and the Gates Foundation host fifth annual World Polio Day to highlight progress in the fight to eradicate the disease