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  • Polio eradication on UN Secretary-General’s agenda during Pakistan visit February 19, 2020
    The Secretary-General of the United Nations (UNSG) António Guterres yesterday visited a kindergarten school in Lahore during the first nationwide polio campaign of the year and vaccinated students with the polio vaccine. More than 39 million children across the country are set to be vaccinated during the February campaign. The UNSG commented on the polio […]
    Gladys Kibui
  • nOPV2 February 11, 2020
    A global consortium of governmental, non-governmental, academic and global health organizations and investigators have been working together to develop a novel live attenuated OPV type 2 (nOPV2) vaccine candidate, which would be significantly less likely than existing OPV2 to cause VAPP or cVDPV. The data package generated so far from pre-clinical evaluation on the two […]
    Gladys Kibui
  • Executive Board endorse intensified polio eradication effort February 10, 2020
    7 February 2020 – Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, Member States of the Executive Board expressed overwhelming support to the global effort to eradicate polio, in the face of an alarming polio epidemiology which emerged in 2019. Last year saw an upsurge of wild poliovirus cases in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and an unexpectedly large number of […]
    Gladys Kibui
  • Burkina Faso February 6, 2020
    Burking Faso is affected by cVDPV2, linked to an outbreak originating in Jigawa, Nigeria. International Health Regulations Countries affected by poliovirus transmission are subject to International Health Regulations Temporary Recommendations issued by the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on Polio Eradication (issued as of December 2019).
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  • Protected: Polio Gender Champions Main Test February 6, 2020
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  • The rapid response team steering Africa’s polio fight February 6, 2020
    From a small prefabricated container where the walls host detailed maps and desks prop up computer screens beaming data, tables and graphics, the Rapid Response Team at the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Regional Office for Africa coordinate polio outbreak response. The team work across the continent, where 12 countries are battling the vaccine-derived strain of […]
    Gladys Kibui
  • Pakistan polio snapshot – December 2019 February 3, 2020
    In December 40 million children were vaccinated during the December NID Campaigns. 1.8 million children were vaccinated at 372 Permanent Transit Points.
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  • Pakistan polio snapshot – November 2019 February 3, 2020
    In November 11.97 million children were vaccinated during the November case response and mOPV2 campaigns. 1.9 million children were vaccinated at 389 Permanent Transit Points.
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  • Meet Anis, the tailor who became a polio eradicator January 28, 2020
    Amidst the extreme heat of Kandahar City in southern Afghanistan, Anis Faizy, a 24 year-old polio outreach worker, moves with confidence between houses. Her aim is to talk to families that refuse to vaccinate their children against polio. Her energy is endless and she tops that with a smile and a warm way of talking […]
    Gladys Kibui
  • GPEI Budget 2020 January 22, 2020
    This interactive budget tool shows an overall summary of the 2020 GPEI budget, as well as detailed snapshots of the budget across different categories. This financial information reflects official figures from the 2019-2023 GPEI budget, as approved by the GPEI Polio Oversight Board on 20 November 2019 as well as SIA calendar revisions approved by […]
    Gladys Kibui
  • How an abandoned hospital in Karachi became an asset for community health January 22, 2020
    In Karachi’s Gadap Town, many families lack basic health and municipal services. To fill the gap, the Polio Emergency Operations Centre in Pakistan’s Sindh province has recently renovated an abandoned hospital to create an Emergency Response Unit (ERU). The unit provides polio vaccination to communities alongside PolioPlus activities to improve overall health. The unit was […]
    Gladys Kibui
  • Mitigating the threat of poliovirus importation to Sudan January 13, 2020
    Sudan borders a number of countries facing outbreaks of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus, including Chad and the Central African Republic (CAR) to the west, and Ethiopia and Somalia to the east. Population movements between these countries increase the risk of importation of polio to Sudan. The World Health Organization and national health authorities in Sudan are […]
    Gladys Kibui
  • 1 camp down, 3450 to go: Reaching nomadic settlements in the Lake Chad Basin January 9, 2020
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  • Pakistan polio snapshot – October 2019 January 7, 2020
    In October 190,909 million children were vaccinated during the October Case Response Campaigns. 2.2 million children were vaccinated at 377 Permanent Transit Points.
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