2023 – Focus on consequential geographies

This is the target year for interrupting all remaining poliovirus transmission globally, both in the remaining endemic countries and in outbreak settings.

The programme is focusing on reaching zero-dose children (children who are either un- or under-immunized), in identified ‘consequential geographies’.

But what exactly are consequential geographies, and why are they so vital to the global effort to eradicate polio?

In this explanatory video, long-time polio eradicator and Director for polio eradication at WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean Region, Dr Hamid Jafari, explains more.


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