Anytime a child is paralyzed by polio in any country, the World Health Organization moves fast to stop the outbreak.
The polio eradication programme is reaching the most hard to access children and families on the move with vaccines in Pakistan.
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.
In every vulnerable country, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative helps make sure that every child receives polio vaccines; even those who are hard to reach. Find out about the role of the World Health Organization within the partnership.
A short video-chat with Senator Ayesha Raza Farooq, Prime Minister’s Focal Person on Polio Eradication in Pakistan, on the prospects of eradicating polio in the country.
A chat about the status of polio eradication in Pakistan in 2016 with Chris Maher, Manager of WHO’s polio eradication efforts’ in the Eastern Mediterranean
Meet the frontline health workers and community mobilizers who are striving to reach and protect some of the world’s most vulnerable children in Borno, north-east Nigeria.
A chat about Rotary’s role in polio eradication with Carol Pandak, PolioPlus Director for Rotary International
Through this photo story, meet some of the health care workers and families ensuring all children are protected against polio on the borders of Afghanistan.
Through this series of photos, see the different puzzle pieces that need to be put into place to secure a polio-free Africa, once and for all.