Highlighting the need for high-quality polio vaccination campaigns
1 March, 2012 - “I do not want my daughter to suffer the way I did, and still do’” said Lora, a middle-aged Congolese mother who was paralysed by polio as a young child. “This va...
UN Secretary-General visits the polio-affected country
29 February 2012 - All Angolans, “health workers, volunteers, mothers and fathers”, must work together to ensure that polio is eradicated and to prevent the country from being re-infected once mor...
Landmarks around the world lit up with “End Polio Now” in celebration
27 February, 2012 - Over the month of February, Rotarians around the world have been celebrating the service organisation’s 107th anniversary - and in true Rotary spirit, many h...
Independent Monitoring Board publishes its February 2012 report
In the report of its January 2012 meeting, the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) congratulates the Indian government and its partners on that country's monumental milestone, and re...
After her tour of polio-affected Chad and DR Congo
NEW YORK, 16 February 2012 – On February 20th, join Mia Farrow & UNICEF for their Google Plus hangout from Bukavu, Congo.
While in the country, Mia is spending a majority of her time focusing on...
'Permanent’ polio vaccination teams
In efforts to find new ways to reach children that live in areas plagued by insecurity, Afghanistan is preparing to send out Permanent Polio Vaccination Teams. These teams are formed by members of local communities...
Appeals to OIC countries for funding and leadership to ensure polio will be eradicated
EB declares polio 'programmatic emergency for global public health'
23 January 2012, Geneva, Switzerland - Convening last week at the World Health Organization (WHO), global health leaders expressed concern at ongoing polio transmission in t...
In his annual letter, Bill Gates writes of his confidence that the world can overcome challenges and eradicate polio
25 January 2012 - Every year, Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, writes a letter outlining the foundatio...
Bob Keegan's leadership and energy continue to inspire
An inspiring mentor to many in the polio eradication effort passed away this week. Bob Keegan, former deputy director of the Global Immunization Division at the US Centers for Disease Control and...
Critical need to maintain immunity to poliovirus in India until global eradication achieved.
Global polio eradication partners today congratulated India for passing a year without polio, for the first time in history.
Central and state governments...
Safe, effective and affordable Sabin IPV
As part of efforts to prepare for the polio post-eradication era, the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners have facilitated the development of a new polio vaccine technology and will start soon the tran...