A success story for public health despite extreme challenges of war
13 September 2023
Newly-appointed Pakistan leaders committed to delivering polio-free country
Since the Republic of Congo first confirmed a case of cVDPV1 in March 2023 (the first such detection in more than two decades), the country has been pioneering the deployment of Geospatial Tracking Systems (GTS) to help curb further transmission.
At the earliest signs of the ongoing conflict in Sudan, in the middle of April, WHO’s country team sprang into action. After all, conflict and infectious diseases are known to be comrades.
Says commitment to polio eradication remains commendable, interruption of wild poliovirus is possible in six months with support from communities, government, administrative and security leadership
Kinshasa, 7 July 2023
The ‘father’ of polio laboratories in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
Twenty years ago, Thongbotho Mphoyakgosi, wanted to be a social worker. “But fate had me here,” she laughs, as she gestures to her surroundings at the National Health Laboratory, in Botswana’s capital city, Gaborone.
60-year-old Raquelina Mazuze is proud of her contribution to the fight against polio as a social mobilizer in her native Mozambique.
Brazzaville, 26 May 2023
Global leaders commit to ending polio once and for all
Country experiences show that success on polio transition is context specific.
21 May 2023
G7 Heads of State and Health Ministers call for global support to achieving lasting polio-free world by 2026, ahead of WHA
Leaders commend polio value for broader public health emergencies and call for strengthened support to achieve polio-free world