RSS Polio Eradication News

  • Afghanistan polio snapshot – September 2018 November 14, 2018
    In September 3 new wild poliovirus (WPV1) cases were reported in September 2018. In the September Sub-National Immunization Days, 5.6 million children under the age of five were targeted. 484 permanent transit points (PTPs) were operational across Afghanistan during September 2018. For full update please click on pdf below.
    Altanzul Sainjargal
  • This is Gafo November 5, 2018
    For six-year old Gafo that fateful April 2018 morning was supposed to be the start of just another day full of running around and playing with friends. Ignoring the pain in his legs, Gafo tried to get out of bed, but he fell and struggled to get back up. Over the course of the next […]
    Altanzul Sainjargal
  • Pakistan polio update – September 2018 November 2, 2018
    In September: There was one new case of wild poliovirus (WPV1) reported. 39.3 million children were vaccinated during September National Immunization Day (NID) campaign. 1.7 million children were vaccinated in September 2018 at 382 Permanent Transit Points (PTPs) set up across the country and its borders.”
    Altanzul Sainjargal
  • Coffee with polio experts: Containment of polioviruses with Dr Arlene King October 30, 2018
    Natalya Olin
  • Religious leaders fuelling demand for polio vaccines and health services in Nigeria October 29, 2018
    Malam Musa Abubakar was an ardent opponent of polio vaccination and other health services, not allowing his children to be immunized or his wives to receive antenatal care or other health services. “I used to chase off immunization officers whenever they came to my door because I believed there was a hidden agenda behind it, […]
    Altanzul Sainjargal
  • Every Last Child Story Project Launched October 25, 2018
    Front-line health workers and volunteers represent the backbone of the global polio eradication effort. As they work tirelessly to reach and vaccinate every last child against polio – often in remote, hard-to-reach or even dangerous areas – they are not only protecting children from the poliovirus, but also paving the way for other health programmes […]
    Altanzul Sainjargal
  • World Polio Day October 24, 2018
    Altanzul Sainjargal
  • Communities around the world mark World Polio Day October 24, 2018
    Were you vaccinated? 24 October 2018 marks this year’s World Polio Day, a global day to raise awareness and resources in support of the polio eradication effort.  Rotarians and other partners are reaching out to leaders and communities, to engage them in the effort, through events, fundraisers and social media campaigns. This high-level commitment to […]
    Altanzul Sainjargal
  • Stories from the Field: Reaching Every Last Child October 24, 2018
    Mark Wagner
  • From polio victims to polio eradicators, on the frontlines of Pakistan’s battle against polio October 23, 2018
    For some of these workers, the cause of polio is very personal. They have been paralyzed by polio themselves, and today, they are the greatest champions and advocates of polio vaccines within their communities. On World Polio Day, meet Rozi, Ashfaque and Bushra who are ensuring that no child succumbs to polio as they did. […]
    Altanzul Sainjargal
  • Independent Review October 22, 2018
    IMB Review Report The Independent Monitoring Board (IMB), at the request of the Polio Oversight Board, commissioned an external review of polio endemic countries between June-September 2018. The goal of the review was to assess what is working well and what could be further strengthened; to identify any major constraints; and to recommend any actions […]
    Altanzul Sainjargal
  • Pakistan’s polio fighters lend a hand in the battle against measles October 16, 2018
    Pakistan’s routine immunization programme Expanded Programme on Immunization will carry out a nationwide measles vaccination campaign targeting around 31.8 million children aged 9-59 months from 15 to 27 October to respond to an ongoing measles outbreak in Pakistan. Over 30 000 measles cases have been reported this year, compared with around 24 000 cases in 2017. Pakistan […]
    Natalya Olin
  • G20 Ministers of Health recognize the importance of eradicating polio October 8, 2018
    At the G20 Health Ministerial meeting in the coastal city of Mar del Plata on 4 October, senior health officials “recognized the importance of eradicating polio and building on best practices and assets to strengthen routine immunization programs and health systems, while also planning for an eventual transition of assets”.   This commitment follows previous statements […]
    Natalya Olin
  • 100 Days of the Polio Outbreak Response October 5, 2018
    To mark the 100 days since the Government of Papua New Guinea launched the Emergency Response to the Polio Outbreak, the National Department of Health, with support from WHO, UNICEF and other partners released a report on the key accomplishments and highlights from of the response operations. The 100 Days Report is dedicated to the […]
    Altanzul Sainjargal
  • Coffee with Polio Experts: Dr Jean-Bosco Ndihokubwayo, Head of WHO Chad September 28, 2018
    Altanzul Sainjargal