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?
The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) stands tall on the foundation of millions of women’s efforts and voices.
Together, we end polio!
More than 3000 scientists and health experts from 115 countries urge the world to fully fund eradication strategy following resurgence of disease
Tuesday 11 October 2022
a Healthier Future for Mothers and Children, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland
11 October 2022
Pakistan polio infrastructure continues support to flood relief, while intensifying eradication efforts
“Rarely have I seen such commitment and dedication as I have seen in Pakistan.”
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...
The Republic of Sudan closed a polio outbreak on 15 September 2022. It had paralyzed 58 children across 42 districts before it stopped circulating.
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.
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...
In remembrance of HM Queen Elizabeth II, and in recognition of HM King Charles III’s support for polio eradication
19 September 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.
A story of determination, friendship and support