RSS Polio Eradication News

  • The ‘plus’ in Rotary PolioPlus: Providing Clean Water November 14, 2019
    Reposted with permission from Rotary.org. When we talk about PolioPlus, we know we are eradicating polio, but do we realize how many added benefits the programme brings? The ‘plus’ is something else that is provided as a part of the polio eradication campaign. It might be a hand-operated tricycle or access to water. It might be […]
    Gladys Kibui
  • Côte d’Ivoire November 7, 2019
    An isolation of a cVDPV2, from an environmental sample was collected on 24 September in Abidjan city. The isolated cVDPV2, which is an orphan virus and linked to a virus detected in Niger in 2018, belongs to the Jigawa emergence group, which has previously also been detected in Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Benin, Ghana and Togo. The […]
    Gladys Kibui
  • GOVERNANCE AND STRUCTURE (Test) November 5, 2019
    The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) operates within a broad framework of intergovernmental and interagency cooperation and participation. Governance The World Health Assembly (WHA), which is the primary decision-making body of WHO, provides the highest level of governance for the GPEI. The Assembly issues the resolutions that determine the scope and direction for the GPEI […]
    Gladys Kibui
  • Accordion ID November 5, 2019
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    Ling Cao
  • G20 Health Ministers look forward to GPEI pledging event October 31, 2019
    G20 Health Ministers met in Okayama, Japan, on 19 and 20 October 2019 to address major global health issues in order to pave the way towards a more inclusive and sustainable world, as envisioned in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Ministers put a strong emphasis on ending polio in the resulting declaration, reaffirming their […]
    Gladys Kibui
  • Meet Junaisa, A little girl with polio October 30, 2019
    When we visited Junaisa in her relative’s home in Lanao del Sur in the southern part of the Philippines, she was timid with a fever. Despite feeling under the weather, she was well-behaved and quietly clung to a jar of snacks. Junaisa’s mother, Salma, told us that the toddler is usually chatty when there are […]
    Gladys Kibui
  • WHO DG: Thank you to all who made WPV3-free world possible October 25, 2019
      25 October 2019, Geneva, Switzerland My fellow Polio Eradicators, Yesterday was World Polio Day, a global awareness-raising day on the need to complete the job of polio eradication, and here at the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters, it was my great honour to make a truly phenomenal announcement: that wild poliovirus type 3 has […]
    Gladys Kibui
  • Zambia October 24, 2019
    Circulation of vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) has been confirmed in Chienge district, Luapula province on the border with Democratic Republic of the Congo. This is the first case of cVDPV2 reported from Zambia. Across the GPEI partnership, the outbreak preparedness and response task team (OPRTT) is working with our regional and country colleagues in […]
    Gladys Kibui
  • Togo October 24, 2019
    Circulation of vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) has been confirmed in Togo, related to a cVDPV2 affecting Jigawa, Nigeria. Across the GPEI partnership, the outbreak preparedness and response task team (OPRTT) is working with our regional and country colleagues in supporting local public health authorities in carrying out a full field investigation and determining if […]
    Gladys Kibui
  • Two out of three wild poliovirus strains eradicated October 24, 2019
    24 October 2019 – In a historic announcement on World Polio Day, an independent commission of experts concluded that wild poliovirus type 3 (WPV3) has been eradicated worldwide. Following the eradication of smallpox and wild poliovirus type 2, this news represents a historic achievement for humanity. “The achievement of polio eradication will be a milestone […]
    Gladys Kibui
  • Meet the man using basketball to end polio October 22, 2019
    Abdullahi Mahamed Noor, hailing from Mogadishu in Somalia, wears multiple hats. By day, he is an experienced and dedicated polio programme zonal coordinator. By night, you can find him racing down the court as president of the Somali Basketball Federation. Mahamed’s journey to end polio started in 1999, as a vaccinator in Adale District of […]
    Gladys Kibui
  • Anticipated WPV3 global certification October 14, 2019
    With no wild poliovirus type 3 detected anywhere in the world since 2012, the Global Commission for the Certification of Poliomyelitis Eradication (GCC) is anticipated to officially declare this strain as globally eradicated. This would be a significant milestone in the global effort to rid the world of all poliovirus strains and ensure that no […]
    Gladys Kibui
  • Afghanistan polio snapshot – September 2019 October 14, 2019
    In September: One case of wild poliovirus was reported 6.1 million children were vaccinated. Permanent transit teams vaccinated 1 428 845 children and cross-border teams vaccinated 164 692 children
    Gladys Kibui
  • Pakistan polio snapshot – August 2019 October 9, 2019
    In August: The bi-annual Technical Advisory Group consultation was held. The report of the meeting is now available. 8.3 million children were vaccinated during the August Case Response Campaigns. 1.9 million children were vaccinated at 424 Permanent Transit Points.
    Gladys Kibui
  • We are doing so much more than eradicating polio September 27, 2019
    Reposted with permission from Rotary.org When we talk about PolioPlus, we know we are eradicating polio, but do we realize how many added benefits the programme brings? The “plus” is something else that is provided as a part of the polio eradication campaign. It might be a hand-operated tricycle or access to water. It might […]
    Gladys Kibui