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Significant progress in strengthening polio surveillance has been seen in the last year in Afghanistan according to a recent review.
Experts gathered in Afghanistan earlier this month to review progress and to renew plans for the coming year.
Experts gathered in Pakistan in June to review progress and to renew plans for the coming months.
The Expert Review Committee in Nigeria has emphasised that this is no time for complacency, with much still needed to keep the country polio-free.
Michel Zaffran, Director of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, talks to Rotary International about why it is important to trace every last virus in order to eradicate polio for good.
The knowledge, skills and infrastructure built to end polio are helping to make dramatic progress on improving children’s health more broadly.
In April 2016, countries around the world came together to withdraw the type two component of the oral polio vaccine and bring the world closer towards eradicating polio once and for all
The leaders of the Group of Seven have reaffirmed their commitment to ending polio once and for all during the Ise-Shima Summit presided by the Government of Japan on 26-27 May 2016
Polio Eradication Champion Award given to U.S. advocates for eradication efforts
During the 69th World Health Assembly in Geneva global leaders have reaffirmed commitment to ending polio once and for all.
Canada announces funding for polio eradication in Nigeria at the Women Deliver Conference in Copenhagen.
The polio outbreak in Ukraine has been declared interrupted, but significant gaps in surveillance and immunization still need to be addressed.
A video from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation highlights the essential role data and information play in finding and preventing the poliovirus.
2 Swiss francs contributed by every inhabitant!
This World Immunization Week, the global goal of polio eradication is closer than ever, although more needs to be done to deliver a world free from the disease
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