Update on polio eradication efforts in Pakistan for May 2018
Government launches emergency measures to prevent children from lifelong paralysis.
Update on polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan for May 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Canada’s continued support for polio eradication celebrated at the 2018 Rotary International Convention.
In the sahel surrounding Lake Chad, health workers provide vaccines to refugees and internally displaced people.
In hard-to-reach communities, a Canada-funded project is opening up access to health.
Dr Farzia Sadat was forced out of university for six years, but she persisted. Now she manages over a thousand people in the polio eradication initiative in Afghanistan.
Outbreak response to be launched to stop further spread of the virus
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea announced today an additional US$ 2 million to fund polio outbreak response and surveillance activities in the Horn of Africa.
Following unconfirmed reports on 8 June of suspected polio re-emergence in Venezuela, final laboratory testing has confirmed the cause of the paralysis is not wild poliovirus or vaccine-derived poliovirus.
“We reconfirm our resolve to work with partners to eradicate polio and effectively manage the post-polio transition.”
Flexible support to Nigeria also approved.
In response to media reports about a polio case in Venezuela which emerged last week, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) wishes to clarify that these reports cannot be confirmed at this time.
Update on polio eradication efforts in Pakistan for April 2018
Update on polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan for April 2018