Innovation for Eradication Spotlight Series

This series of articles celebrates the new approaches helping to address the final hurdles standing in the way of a polio-free world

How Robots are Helping to End Polio

Automated machines at the CDC are increasing the number of samples tested for polio and for immunity against it.


Two countries, One team

Afghanistan and Pakistan are proving that countries are stronger together in the fight to stop the poliovirus.


Clinical trials are bringing polio eradication within reach

Clinical trials are constantly finding ways to improve the tools and methods used to protect children against polio, even in the most difficult places.


Technology is helping to ensure polio workers are where they are most needed

Technology such as mobile applications is mapping the activities of polio workers and helping to get their expertise and support to the most vulnerable locations.


How a new method of delivering the inactivated polio vaccine could help overcome global supply challenges

A new method of delivering the inactivated polio vaccine in a fractional dose is helping to overcome global supply challenges and protect children against polio.


The last millimetre 

From fractional dosing delivered intradermally to needle-free injectors to micropatch needles, innovations are changing the landscape of how we get each vaccine the final millimetre so that it can protect a child against polio.


The ideas that will help end polio

Fewer children are being paralysed by polio than ever before, but the road to eradication is not an easy one. Hard work and new approaches are crucial if we are to rid the world of this disease for good. Through this series, find out about the innovations that are helping to vaccinate more children track the virus and reach the hardest to reach.