We speak to Dr Arlene King, Chair of the RCC for the Americas, and GCC Containment Working Group, about the vital importance of safe and secure containment of polioviruses and the risk and responsibility that come with retaining the pathogen.
Head of WHO Chad Dr Jean-Bosco Ndihokubwayo speaks about the ongoing efforts to reach every child with polio vaccine across Chad
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.