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With eradication closer than ever, delegates to the World Health Assembly discussed how to finish the job and address the challenges of the post-polio world.
The World Health Assembly has elected Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the new Director-General of the World Health Organization
Polio staff in Nigeria have contributed emergency response expertise in Sokoto State
Health Ministers of the Group of Twenty have emphasized the importance of polio eradication and transition planning efforts at their inaugural meeting in Berlin, Germany
A Major Global Polio Event to be Held at the Rotary Convention
Pakistan’s polio surveillance network provides a silent force behind eradication efforts
Parents, community leaders and students are hunting down the poliovirus in inaccessible areas in Somalia
Anytime a child is paralyzed by polio in any country, the World Health Organization moves fast to stop the outbreak.
It takes a village to raise a child - and to protect them from polio.
Traditional leaders are taking action to get more children vaccinated and to rid northern Nigeria of polio, once-and-for-all.
The polio eradication programme is reaching the most hard to access children and families on the move with vaccines in Pakistan.
In a remote corner of northern Nigeria, 95% of children are being reached with the polio vaccine.
From the most remote communities to the laboratory, the World Health Organization makes sure that the pieces of the polio surveillance system work together; so that if the virus is circulating anywhere in the world it will be found – and stopped.
In every vulnerable country, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative helps make sure that every child receives polio vaccines; even those who are hard to reach. Find out about the role of the World Health Organization within the partnership.
Polio eradication efforts closer than ever to likely triumph – making it more important than ever to finish the job, says Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director General.