Michel Zaffran, Director of Polio at WHO, talks to us about vaccine-derived polioviruses (VDPV) and how WHO is working to stop the recent outbreak in Syria.
Anytime a child is paralyzed by polio in any country, the World Health Organization moves fast to stop the outbreak.
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
A chat about Rotary’s role in polio eradication with Carol Pandak, PolioPlus Director for Rotary International