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  • Heroes work together to end polio in the Philippines October 20, 2020
    Captain Nestor and Nurse Jeff support each other during polio vaccination campaigns in Barangay Bianoan, in Aurora in the Philippines. A barangay is the smallest administrative district in the Philippines, often home to a tightknit community. By combining their skills to raise vaccine confidence, publicize the campaign and share vehicles to reach every child with […]
    Gladys Kibui
  • Somalia conducts successful first immunization campaign amid COVID-19 October 7, 2020
    Ismail Taxta/Ildoog/WHO SomaliaFrom 30 August to 3 September, Somalia conducted an integrated measles and polio campaign in the Banadir region – the first immunization campaign held since the COVID-19 pandemic reached Somalia. Over the last seven months, health workers have been fully engaged in fighting the pandemic. This campaign, conducted whilst observing safety measures to […]
    Gladys Kibui
  • Women Leaders in Polio Eradication: Dr Sue Gerber September 30, 2020
    Meet Sue Whether in Pakistan, Seattle or Somalia, Dr Sue Gerber, a Senior Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), is working with partner organizations to support polio workers – those delivering vaccines, educating the public or conducting disease surveillance. “The more time you can spend getting your shoes dusty walking and […]
    Gladys Kibui
  • Meet a polio programme worker fighting COVID-19 in Afghanistan September 28, 2020
    “I chose to continue to do public health awareness during the COVID-19 pandemic. I wanted to help save people’s lives and continue to serve my people,” says Nasrin Ahmadi, a polio worker and volunteer for the COVID-19 response in Mazar, Balkh province. Seven months since the first COVID-19 case was reported in Afghanistan, female polio […]
    Gladys Kibui
  • South Sudan September 24, 2020
    WHO advice It is important that all countries, in particular those with frequent travel and contacts with polio-affected countries and areas, strengthen surveillance for AFP cases in order to rapidly detect any new virus importation and to facilitate a rapid response. Countries, territories and areas should also maintain uniformly high routine immunization coverage at the […]
    Gladys Kibui
  • Rotarian Tunji Funsho named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in the world September 24, 2020
    Dr. Tunji Funsho, chair of Rotary’s Nigeria National PolioPlus Committee, joins 100 pioneers, artists, leaders, icons, and titans as one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People. TIME announced its 2020 honorees during a 22 September television broadcast on ABC, recognizing Funsho for his instrumental leadership and work with Rotary members and partners to achieve the […]
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  • Want a community’s trust? Start by listening September 23, 2020
    Welcome to Pehlwan Goth, Pakistan. A low-income neighbourhood on the edge of Karachi city, it is home to many families from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province who have moved here for work. An open sewage drain lined with litter runs the length of the settlement. Cattle are often seen grazing near the heaps of garbage. It is […]
    Gladys Kibui
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  • Integration September 14, 2020
    Integration is one of the three pillars of the Endgame Strategy and is highlighted as a strategic priority in the Immunization Agenda 2030 (IA2030) and in Gavi 5.0. In 2019, a multi-partner effort was launched to develop a “Programme of Work for Integrated Actions” (POW), under the leadership of the WHO Department of Immunization, Vaccines […]
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  • Pakistan polio snapshot – July 2020 September 3, 2020
    In July 722,500 children were vaccinated during the SNID campaign. Download
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  • How To Certify A Region As Wild Polio Free August 31, 2020
    After the World Health Assembly passed a resolution to eradicate polio worldwide in 1988, the Global Certification Commission led the way in establishing a formal certification process, asking each of the six WHO regions to set up a Regional Certification Commission. Then in 1996, the WHO Regional Director for Africa created the Africa Regional Certification […]
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  • Global Polio Eradication Initiative applauds WHO African Region For Wild Polio-Free certification August 25, 2020
    GENEVA, 25 August 2020 – Today, the Africa Regional Certification Commission certified the WHO African Region as wild polio-free after four years without a case. With this historic milestone, five of the six WHO regions – representing over 90% of the world’s population – are now free of the wild poliovirus, moving the world closer […]
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  • Q&A with Helen Rees August 25, 2020
    The WHO African Region is expected to be certified free of wild poliovirus on 25 August 2020. Chair of the WHO’s International Health Regulations Emergency Committee and of the AFRO Regional Immunization Technical Advisory Group Helen Rees explains the current cVDPV situation in Africa and its implications ahead of regional wild polio-free certification. Q. Fifteen […]
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  • Africa Kicks Out Wild Polio August 25, 2020
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  • Africa Kicks Out Wild Polio August 24, 2020
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