Outbreak countries, Outbreak response, Vaccination campaigns
Syrian Arab Republic
Responding to an outbreak of vaccine-derived poliovirus: Interview with Michel Zaffran, WHO
Michel Zaffran, Director of Polio at WHO, talks to us about vaccine-derived polioviruses (VDPV) and how WHO is working to stop the recent outbreak in Syria.
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
Dr Mohammad Al Safadi, Technical Officer for Polio Outbreak Preparedness and Response, WHO HQ, talks to us about the tactics and strategies used to successfully stop an outbreak in Syria in 2017/18.
After an 18-month long intensive vaccination campaign in the face of a poliovirus outbreak in Syria, the outbreak has been successfully stopped.
Update on polio eradication efforts in Pakistan for October 2018
In the Horn of Africa, health workers are using application-based technology to respond to poliovirus outbreaks with greater speed and accuracy.