Progress in the challenging last mile of eradication
Following confirmation of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) on 8 January 2019, planning for an outbreak response is underway.
Update on polio eradication efforts in Pakistan for November 2018
As the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) enters its 31st year, the Chairs of the effort’s main global advisory bodies issue an extraordinary joint statement, urging all involved in the effort to excel in their roles.
Endemic countries, WHO and partners are committed to eradicate polio
Over 140 public health experts from 22 countries gather at the 6th Regional Meeting on Polio in Guatemala
In the Horn of Africa polio outbreak, immunization efforts are focusing on a group known as “special populations”.
Early analysis of campaign data points to a successful vaccination round in a polio-free country at risk of possible importation.
Jean-Marc Olivé, Chairman of the Technical Advisory Group, reflects on what needs to be done to end polio in the Horn of Africa.
To truly ensure no child is left behind, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative is reaching out to some of the most remote communities in the world.
Mohamed Shire, a polio eradication expert from Somalia, speaks about lessons from a life tirelessly working to eradicate first smallpox, then polio.
Rotary International recognizes polio eradication efforts by UK leadership
Steve Oberste, chief of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Peter Borus, head of the Kenya Medical Research Institute's (KEMRI) share reasons for retaining or destroying poliovirus infectious materials.
A review committee met in Nairobi to assess progress of the African region towards being certified polio-free
After an 18-month long intensive vaccination campaign in the face of a poliovirus outbreak in Syria, the outbreak has been successfully stopped.