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The Expert Review Committee in Nigeria met in February to assess the risks that need to be overcome in order to bring Nigeria closer to finishing polio once and for all.
At the Ministerial Conference on Immunization on 24 – 25 February, discussions on harnessing polio’s lessons and infrastructure to support other public health interventions will plan for building on the GPEI’s success.
Dr Ousmane Diop explains the importance of one of the innovations that will bring us closer to a polio-free world
In the face of considerable security challenges, Iraq has introduced the inactivated poliovirus vaccine into its routine immunization system.
"We still have areas that could risk it all," cautions chair
At the end of four years as Director of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, Dr Hamid Jafari reflects on twenty years of experience, the lessons learned and what it will take to finish the job.
Recognising both progress and remaining challenges, member states renew commitment to polio eradication at the 2016 Executive Board meeting. 
How lessons learned from the polio programme and the people at the heart of the system are strengthening routine immunization in Nigeria.
2 years without a reported case
13 January 2016 - India marks five years without reporting a single case of wild polio. Once considered the most difficult place in the world to eradicate the virus, India’s success in eliminating the disease and maintaining its polio-free status for half...
The US Congress has approved a total of US$ 228 million for the 2016 federal budget to support global polio eradication efforts in continuation of the country’s longstanding leadership in the fight to end polio
The Health Minister recognised state governments, partners and frontline health workers in achieving this step towards securing a polio-free future for the children of India
With four months to go until the global switch from trivalent to bivalent oral polio vaccine, we are nearing an important milestone in the journey to a polio-free world
Progress in 2015 has laid the groundwork for a final push towards a polio-free world.
United Arab Emirates and Bill Gates Honor those Working to Stop Polio
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