Broader benefits of the polio programme, Eradication, Innovation, nOPV2, Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV)
WHO AFRO Wild Polio Free Anniversary: A New Innovation to Tackle Polio Outbreaks
Learn how the type 2 novel oral polio vaccine (nOPV2) is being rolled out across Africa to help more sustainably address outbreaks of a non-wild form of polio, cVDPV2, and protect children across the continent.
07 September 2021
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.
Afghanistan’s Polio Eradication Initiative continues operations amidst ongoing instability in the country
Pakistan is one of two countries where wild poliovirus remains endemic making it essential that the entire country supports the successful implementation of every polio campaign. Women play a critical role, often working at polio’s frontline.
Update on polio eradication efforts in Pakistan for April 2021
Value of polio infrastructure in COVID-19 support continues to be highlighted