Outbreak response, Vaccines
Syrian Arab Republic
Coffee with Polio Experts: Dr Mohammad Al Safadi, WHO HQ
Dr Mohammad Al Safadi, Technical Officer for Polio Outbreak Preparedness and Response, WHO HQ, talks to us about the tactics and strategies used to successfully stop an outbreak in Syria in 2017/18.
The Republic of Sudan closed a polio outbreak on 15 September 2022. It had paralyzed 58 children across 42 districts before it stopped circulating.
New guidance anticipated to quicken progress in achieving necessary safeguards
World Health Assembly challenged to take urgent action before window of opportunity closes to eradicate polio; tackle cVDPVs with same urgency as WPVs
The support of community leaders and influencers is crucial in motivating parents and caregivers to vaccinate their children against polio
With wild polio at lowest levels in history, SAGE also turns focus on post-eradication
High-level summit held to take urgent action to end polio in country