Containment Supporting Groups

WHO has established two groups to support poliovirus containment activities.

Containment Advisory Group 

The Containment Advisory Group (CAG) acts as an advisory body to the Director-General of WHO, and makes recommendations on technical issues related to the implementation of GAPIII. Meeting reports of the CAG are available here.

The second meeting of the Containment Advisory Group will take place from 28 to 30 November  2017. Submissions on issues for the consideration of the Containment Advisory Group can be made using the CAG submission form, and should be emailed to

Containment Working Group

The  Containment Working Group (CWG), under the Global Commission for the Certification of Poliomyelitis Eradication (GCC), reviews the national containment certification of poliovirus-essential facilities (PEFs) and make recommendations to the GCC. Its aim is to provide the required level of assurance that GAPIII requirements are appropriately identified, implemented and monitored, following the Containment Certification Scheme (CCS).