Leaders commend polio value for broader public health emergencies and call for strengthened support to achieve polio-free world
After years of engagement with local communities to battle outbreaks and provide essential services, female frontline workers in...
Polio this week as of 31 May 2023 Headlines: Last week, a cross-partnership Polio Outbreak Response Assessment team conducted a comprehensive analysis in Kiev, Ukraine. The team commended local and national public health authorities on the tre...Read More
A map showing the latest number of WPV1 and cVDPV cases in each affected countryRead More
Polio remains endemic in two countries – Afghanistan and Pakistan. Until poliovirus transmission is interrupted in these countries, all countries remain at risk of importation of polio, especially vulnerable countries with weak public health and immunization services and travel or trade links to endemic countries.Read More
The Global Polio Eradication Initiative is a public-private partnership led by national governments with six core partners - the World Health Organization (WHO), Rotary International, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. Its goal is to eradicate polio worldwide.Read More
The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) is financed by a wide range of public and private donors, who help meet the costs of the Initiative’s eradication activities. The requirements for 2019-2023 are projected to be approximately US$ 4.2 billion.Read More