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Mobilizing against polio in Papua New Guinea
Take a look at how the Papua New Guinea Government, the World Health Organization, and partners of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative are responding to the country’s recent outbreak of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus.
Reposted with permission from gavi.org.
A success story for public health despite extreme challenges of war
13 September 2023
Since the Republic of Congo first confirmed a case of cVDPV1 in March 2023 (the first such detection in more than two decades), the country has been pioneering the deployment of Geospatial Tracking Systems (GTS) to help curb further transmission.
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.
Kinshasa, 7 July 2023
The ‘father’ of polio laboratories in the Eastern Mediterranean Region