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On 24 October, people around the world are voicing their gratitude for the incredible efforts of countless people to eradicate polio.
The Global Polio Eradication Initiative says thank you to the countless of people who have worked tirelessly to stop the polio outbreak in the Middle East.
Fourteen months since the most recent case of wild poliovirus in Somalia and the entire African continent, the polio outbreak in Somalia has been officially declared over.
After an outbreak of circulating vaccine derived poliovirus was reported in Ukraine in September, a vaccination campaign using the oral polio vaccine has been launched.
Join Rotary International and UNICEF at their World Polio Day event on 23 October and be part of the conversation.
In the lead up to World Polio Day on 24 October, join the Global Polio Eradication Initiative to reflect on the incredible achievements of the past year.
This week, in the lead up to World Polio Day on the 24 October, the partners of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative are celebrating progress and preparing for the year to come.
Ten thousand children who were previously unreached by polio vaccines are now protected from this incurable virus for life, thanks to new health camps.
Sixty thousand people gathered to show their support for more sustainable solutions for people and the planet, including polio eradication.
Afghanistan becomes the final polio-endemic country to introduce the inactivated polio vaccine as part of the biggest globally synchronised vaccine introduction in history.
Only two countries remain endemic to this paralysing disease
Declaration further milestone for globally-coordinated vaccine switch in 2016
First of nine vaccination campaigns aiming to leave no child unreached
Learn about the important role played by Surveillance Officers like Amina Ismail, who spend their days chasing the poliovirus to its final hiding places, so that it can be stopped forever.
Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa, has called for the lessons from polio eradication to be built on to ensure that no child dies from vaccine preventable diseases.
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