Outbreak countries, Outbreak response, Vaccination campaigns
Syrian Arab Republic
Responding to an outbreak of vaccine-derived poliovirus: Interview with Michel Zaffran, WHO
Michel Zaffran, Director of Polio at WHO, talks to us about vaccine-derived polioviruses (VDPV) and how WHO is working to stop the recent outbreak in Syria.
20 November 2023
Making the arduous journeys that underpin Yemen’s effort to end its poliovirus outbreak
22 September 2023
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.