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  • Vacancies September 15, 2021
     Consultant Opportunity: Vaccine Safety Expert 
    Gladys Kibui
  • Pakistan polio snapshot – August 2021 September 14, 2021
      In August: No case of WPV1 was confirmed 23.4 million children were vaccinated during sNIDs. 1 million children were vaccinated at 121 Permanent Transit Points
    Altanzul Sainjargal
  • GPEI commits to Generation Equality Forum September 14, 2021
    GPEI announced a series of commitments to advance gender equality at the Generation Equality Forum in Paris, organized by UN Women and hosted by the Governments of France and Mexico between June 30 and July 2, 2021. The Forum kickstarted a 5-year journey to accelerate ambitious action and implementation on global gender equality. Through its […]
    Gladys Kibui
  • G20 health ministers recommit to polio, stress importance of pandemic response September 7, 2021
    The Health Ministers of the G20 countries, meeting in Rome, Italy, on 5-6 September 2021, recommitted to helping secure a lasting polio-free world once and for all.  In their official communiqué, the Health Ministers said:  “We re-affirm our commitment to eradicate polio… We note the critical role that adaptable surveillance capacity, like that found in […]
    Gladys Kibui
  • Mauritania September 2, 2021
    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 August 2021. Travel advice WHO’s International Travel and Health recommends […]
    Altanzul Sainjargal
  • WHO AFRO Wild Polio Free Anniversary: Survivors Share Their Hopes for a Polio Free World August 27, 2021
    Katerina ALVES
  • WHO AFRO Wild Polio Free Anniversary: A New Innovation to Tackle Polio Outbreaks August 27, 2021
    Katerina ALVES
  • WHO AFRO Wild Polio Free Anniversary: Leaders Urge Continued Commitment August 27, 2021
    Katerina ALVES
  • African countries commit to ending all forms of polio August 27, 2021
      26 August 2021, Brazzaville – Governments from the World Health Organization (WHO) African Region have committed to ending all remaining forms of polio and presented a scorecard to track progress towards the eradication of the virus. The commitments came at a dedicated meeting on polio at the Seventy-first WHO Regional Committee for Africa. While the African […]
    Katerina ALVES
  • Adapting and delivering August 25, 2021
    25 August 2021 – “Poliovirus circulation does not stop during conflicts, it does not stop during emergencies. If anything, it makes children and families even more vulnerable by adding a layer of risk”, says a Polio Provincial Officer from Balkh province. Despite risks and challenges due to the recent insecurity, the polio programme is staying and […]
    Katerina ALVES
  • Livestream event on polio eradication in Africa – WHO AFRO Regional Committee, 25 August August 20, 2021
    A year ago, on 25 August 2020, the World Health Organization announced the declaration of a wild poliovirus free Africa – an unparalleled success, achieved thanks to the commitment, leadership and engagement of public and civil societies across the continent. What lessons can be drawn from this historic public health success, particularly in the midst […]
    Gladys Kibui
  • GPEI Statement on Afghanistan August 19, 2021
    The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) is closely monitoring developments in Afghanistan. GPEI partners and staff are currently assessing immediate disruptions to polio eradication efforts and the delivery of other essential health services, to ensure continuity of surveillance and immunization activities while prioritizing the safety and security of staff and frontline health workers in the […]
    Gladys Kibui
  • Pakistan polio snapshot – July 2021 August 17, 2021
      In July: No case of WPV1 was confirmed 1,2 million children were vaccinated at 121 Permanent Transit Points
    Altanzul Sainjargal
  • GPEI statement on the UK aid cuts August 4, 2021
    The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) was deeply saddened by the UK parliament’s decision to support significant cuts to international aid, which will continue for at least five years. The cuts include a proposed 95% reduction in the contributions made to the GPEI by the UK for 2021. It is not clear whether this percentage […]
    Gladys Kibui
  • Uganda July 29, 2021
    In Uganda, circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) has been confirmed. 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 […]
    Gladys Kibui