Protecting refugees, returnees and other travelers from the poliovirus is a full-time job along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.
David Heymann, long-time public health expert, discusses what lessons smallpox eradication teaches us in eradicating a disease, and why it is critical to complete the job of polio eradication.
In Iraq, polio vaccinators work to protect conflict-affected children.
The global intensification of efforts to appropriately contain polioviruses is critical.
Towards a polio-free Africa: A chat with Professor Rose Leke, Chair of the African Regional Certification Commission.
Why we are developing new polio vaccines for the post-eradication era.
In Pakistan and across the world, the poliovirus surveillance system and laboratory network are critical to eradication efforts.
What does it take to vaccinate every child in Afghanistan?
In at-risk areas of Chad, large-scale polio campaigns are increasing the immunity of every child.
Polio can’t be cured, but it can be prevented. Two important tools help to prevent polio – two safe, effective vaccines. Find out about the oral polio vaccine and the inactivated poliovirus vaccine and their roles in the polio eradication effort.
Mohammed Mohammedi, country support officer for the Eastern Mediterranean region, speaks to us about the main challenges facing countries and communities which are at risk of re-infection.
Hans Everts, long time polio eradicator, shares personal stories from the frontline of outbreak response, and explains how the lessons learned during polio eradication will benefit health programmes in the future.
Women are critical in the drive to eradicate polio in Afghanistan. In one of the final strongholds of the polio virus, vaccination coverage is improving as female vaccinators have more access to children.
To eradicate polio, we need to stop all strains of the virus, including vaccine-derived polioviruses. This short animation explains how these rare virus strains emerge and how to stop them.
We join Dr Urs Herzog, Rotarian, polio eradicator, National PolioPlus Advocacy Advisor for Rotary Switzerland and polio survivor himself, as he explains the financial costs of the programme and why it is critical that we eradicate every trace of the virus.