At-risk countries, Certification, Containment
Coffee with polio experts: Containment of polioviruses with Dr Arlene King
We speak to Dr Arlene King, Chair of the RCC for the Americas, and GCC Containment Working Group, about the vital importance of safe and secure containment of polioviruses and the risk and responsibility that come with retaining the pathogen.
Meeting in Berlin focused on supporting vaccine equity and pandemic response in developing countries
18 May 2022
Wild poliovirus type 1 detected in Lilongwe, Malawi
From a remote village in Malawi called Chinthenche to Zambia, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and finally the WHO Regional Office for Africa.
The last detected case of polio in the Region of the Americas was in 1991. This year we celebrate 30 years without the disease! But what does 30 years without polio really mean?
Despite success against wild polio in the African region, outbreaks of the non-wild form of polio, cVDPV2, continue. With continued country commitment to eradication, a future where no child in Africa is paralysed by the virus is possible.