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  • Canada January 26, 2023
    International Health Regulations Countries affected by poliovirus circulation are subject to temporary recommendations issued by the Emergency Committee of the International Health Regulations on Poliovirus, under the auspices of the Public Health Emergency of International Concern.  The latest report by the Committee is as of  November 2022. Travel advice WHO’s International Travel and Health recommends […]
    Gladys Kibui
  • 2022 EMR-MENA Polio Outbreaks and Events at a Glance January 25, 2023
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    Gladys Kibui
  • 2023 – zero-dose children in seven subnational consequential geographies hold key to success January 24, 2023
    2023 is a critical year for the global effort to eradicate polio.  It is the year where all remaining poliovirus transmission globally is slated to be fully interrupted, per the GPEI Polio Eradication Strategy 2022-2026.  A unique epidemiological window of opportunity is presenting itself at the start of the year, that we must capitalize on.  […]
    Gladys Kibui
  • 2023 – Focus on consequential geographies January 16, 2023
    The programme is focusing on reaching zero-dose children (children who are either un- or under-immunized), in identified ‘consequential geographies’. But what exactly are consequential geographies, and why are they so vital to the global effort to eradicate polio? In this explanatory video, long-time polio eradicator and Director for polio eradication at WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean Region, […]
    Gladys Kibui
  • Polio-free India: It seemed impossible until it was done January 12, 2023
    India’s journey from the world’s epicentre of a highly infectious viral disease to turning polio-free was like walking on eggshells: Every step we took mattered. On 13 January 2023, India completes 12 polio-free years – a remarkable achievement that was made as a result of consistent, determined efforts and genuine commitment at all levels. I […]
    Gladys Kibui
  • In Afghanistan, communities keep an eye out for polio in one of the virus’s last frontiers January 3, 2023
    “The mother was complaining that her son was weak and that the weakness had happened suddenly, so I examined his leg,” said Spogmai. “I saw that the limb was paralysed and immediately notified the clinic’s AFP focal point.” AFP stands for Acute Flaccid Paralysis. Surveillance for AFP – keeping an eye out for the signs […]
    Gladys Kibui
  • Polio surveillance review yields results in Afghanistan December 19, 2022
    The review team, comprising of experts including virologists and epidemiologists, visited Afghanistan in June, conducting a comprehensive nationwide assessment of the country’s polio surveillance system. Among their recommendations was the need to address gaps in environmental surveillance and expand the number of environmental surveillance sites in areas deemed high risk for polio, including the country’s […]
    Gladys Kibui
  • Communication for Eradication Strategies January 30, 2017
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  • Photo Collections July 25, 2016
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