Certification, Containment, Vaccines
Coffee with Polio Experts: Professor David Salisbury
Professor David Salisbury, chair of the Global Commission for the Certification of the Eradication of Poliomyelitis, talks us through the process of certifying the world as polio-free, and the importance of containing the virus after eradication.
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.
In the middle of a devastating pandemic with no end in sight, a glimmer of hope came in August 2020, on the day the African Region was officially declared free of wild poliovirus.
Nouvel outil à utiliser pour lutter contre le PVDVc2
WHO has issued an Emergency Use Listing recommendation for the type 2 novel oral polio vaccine (nOPV2)
A win for polio is a win for global health
Dr. Tunji Funsho was honored as one of TIME's 100 most influential people for 2020.