In a complex environment, partners of the polio programme are working to vaccinate every child.
Darcy Levison, WHO Polio Eradication Officer, speaks to us about the logistical challenges of reaching every single child with polio vaccine in the Lake Chad subregion.
Anand Balachandran, former Coordinator Polio Transition, speaks to us about ensuring the infrastructure built up to eradicate polio will continue to benefit broader public health goals, long after the disease has been eradicated.
The innovations making a difference to outbreak response.
Honorine Mollard Billard, Polio Eradication Officer at WHO, speaks to us about critical country support to vaccination campaigns in Lao PDR and why it is important for polio-free countries to maintain high immunity.
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.