Broader benefits of the polio programme, COVID-19, Eradication, Outbreak response
Coffee with Polio Experts: Dr Zubair Wadood
We talk to Dr Wadood about the impact of COVID-19 on the global polio eradication effort, and how the polio infrastructure is supporting COVID response.
07 September 2021
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