The year that was

And where polio eradication stands now

In 2013, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) launched the Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan, a comprehensive roadmap to end polio by 2018. More than 450 scientists voiced their support for the GPEI’s plan, and more than US$4 billion was pledged toward its implementation from new and existing donors.

With the Strategic Plan and country-level National Emergency Action Plans launched, the three countries that have yet to end endemic polio transmission have restricted the virus to fewer areas than ever before. At the same time, outbreaks in previously polio-free regions reinforce the urgency of ending transmission.

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