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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.
The growing role of environmental surveillance in the drive to eradicate polio
Countries have destroyed or plan to securely retain poliovirus type 2
116 million children to be immunized from coast to coast across the continent, as regional emergency outbreak response intensifies
Polio immunization activities are empowering over 200 000 disadvantaged women in Nigeria.
Meet the Afghan women helping to bring the world closer to eradication
A short video-chat with Senator Ayesha Raza Farooq, Prime Minister’s Focal Person on Polio Eradication in Pakistan, on the prospects of eradicating polio in the country.
GPEI is seeking research proposals to accelerate polio eradication
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