The Polio Surveillance System Animation
From the most remote communities to the laboratory, the World Health Organization makes sure that the pieces of the polio surveillance system work together; so that if the virus is circulating anywhere in the world it will be found – and stopped.
Polioviruses will be kept after eradication in a limited number of laboratories and vaccine manufacturing facilities worldwide. Containment of these viruses will be critical to maintaining a polio-free world.
Public health legend and head of the Containment Advisory Group Professor David Heymann talks about some of the similarities and differences between poliovirus and smallpox containment, and work of the CAG.
Ticky Esoh Ebongue, Business Analysist for Polio Eradication at WHO in Geneva, speaks to us about the importance of transparent and accountable financial management, which helps both donors and countries in their strategic planning.
WHO supports the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) in managing live type 2 polio vaccine in the field
Update on polio eradication efforts in Pakistan for April 2019
Honoring Frontline Health Workers and Innovators in Disease Elimination