Support critical ahead of launch of new strategic plan
Renewed donor support critical to ending polio after recent rise in cases and COVID-19 setbacks
New strategy sets out roadmap for polio-free world amid COVID-19
In the middle of a devastating pandemic with no end in sight, a glimmer of hope came in August 2020, on the day the African Region was officially declared free of wild poliovirus.
Update on polio eradication efforts in Pakistan for March 2021
Update on polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan for March 2021
As of 4 May 2021
On Ellyn Ogden’s desk sits a decades old coffee mug. It has a special significance for the woman who has led polio eradication for the US Agency for International Development (USAID) since 1997. On the mug, are ten women, the Ladies in Polio, who at th...
The Principality of Monaco has long been a dedicated supporter of the effort to eradicate polio, and is the highest per capita contributor to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.
Somalia’s outbreak of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 3 (cVDPV3) has been successfully stopped, with no international spread
Polio survivor Mujahid Miran recalls the challenges of growing up with disabilities, and how his own experiences led to his commitment to creating awareness on the virus
On Tuesday 16 March, the effort to eradicate polio got a major push from a new backer: the just-inaugurated Regional Subcommittee on Polio Eradication and Outbreaks.
Hira’s story epitomizes the heroic contribution of women polio workers in Afghanistan who continue building trust in vaccines among parents and caregivers in the quest to immunize every last child and end polio.
Update on polio eradication efforts in Pakistan for January 2021
To rapidly and sustainably stop outbreaks of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2), a modified vaccine, known as novel oral polio vaccine type 2 (nOPV2) is now being rolled out.