News Stories

   25/10/2022
We are close to making polio the second human disease to be eradicated, but what will it take to finally consign this killer disease to the history books?
   24/10/2022
The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) stands tall on the foundation of millions of women’s efforts and voices.
   21/10/2022
Together, we end polio!
   18/10/2022
More than 3000 scientists and health experts from 115 countries urge the world to fully fund eradication strategy following resurgence of disease
   13/10/2022
a Healthier Future for Mothers and Children, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland
   10/10/2022
“Rarely have I seen such commitment and dedication as I have seen in Pakistan.”
   06/10/2022
  When we consider eradication of a disease, we might think that this means total, 100% absence of the virus that causes it from the globe. It’s a fair assumption. But for polio, while this is expected to be the case in terms of viral presence in...
   03/10/2022
The Republic of Sudan closed a polio outbreak on 15 September 2022. It had paralyzed 58 children across 42 districts before it stopped circulating.
   28/09/2022
Pakistan is one of just two countries where the polio virus remains endemic. Challenges remain in identifying and vaccinating all children, but data management software is providing a way forward.
   20/09/2022
For the last two decades, the prospect of sending 16 visiting polio experts out across the provinces of Afghanistan would have been impossible but from 6 to 19 June 2022, WHO Afghanistan’s polio eradication programme did just that. Their mission? To re...
   23/08/2022
Dr Abdinoor Mohamed, an epidemiologist tells us about his team's travel to Afghanistan to review the country’s polio surveillance system, visiting 67 districts in 25 of the country’s 34 provinces.
   22/08/2022
A story of determination, friendship and support
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