Coffee with Polio Experts: Dr Ousmane Diop, WHO
A short chat with Dr Ousmane Diop, Coordinator of the Global Polio Laboratory Network, on innovative ways to track and find polioviruses through disease surveillance.
Learn more about the polio surveillance system
At the earliest signs of the ongoing conflict in Sudan, in the middle of April, WHO’s country team sprang into action. After all, conflict and infectious diseases are known to be comrades.
The ‘father’ of polio laboratories in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
Twenty years ago, Thongbotho Mphoyakgosi, wanted to be a social worker. “But fate had me here,” she laughs, as she gestures to her surroundings at the National Health Laboratory, in Botswana’s capital city, Gaborone.
Latest recommendations from independent global certification body
Recommendations from the international review of Afghanistan’s poliovirus surveillance system are yielding important results for the country’s eradication programme.
Qatar, supported by WHO, ramps up surveillance for polio during the FIFA World Cup 2022