Outbreak countries, Outbreak response, Vaccination campaigns, Vaccines, World Polio Day
Responding to a Polio Outbreak
One of an animated series on the global drive to eradicate polio.
Anytime a child is paralyzed by polio in any country, the World Health Organization and its partners move fast to stop the outbreak.
Watch more in the polio eradication animation series
A success story for public health despite extreme challenges of war
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
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.
60-year-old Raquelina Mazuze is proud of her contribution to the fight against polio as a social mobilizer in her native Mozambique.