RSS Polio Eradication News

  • 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
  • Gambia July 29, 2021
    In Gambia, 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
  • United Arab Emirates re-affirms commitment to ending polio in Pakistan July 26, 2021
    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on July 24 announced an additional US$9.5 million support to the Pakistan Polio Eradication Initiative (PEI). The funding will be used to vaccinate approximately 16 million children during door-to-door immunization campaigns in 84 highest-risk districts as well as an additional US$376,000 to provide personal protective equipment against COVID-19 for the […]
    Gladys Kibui
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  • Former Gender Champions July 15, 2021
      The Gender Champion for Polio Eradication Initiative was launched in March 2020 to contribute to gender mainstreaming efforts in the Polio Eradication Initiative. Gender Champions commit to the GPEI Gender Equality Strategy and support its full implementation through two annual concrete commitments. Being a Gender Champion provides opportunities to engage with Member States (politically, […]
    Gladys Kibui
  • Pakistan polio snapshot – May 2021 July 14, 2021
    In May: No case of WPV1 was confirmed 900,000 children were vaccinated at 121 Permanent Transit Points
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  • Afghanistan polio snapshot – May 2021 July 14, 2021
    In May: No new Wild Poliovirus (WPV1)cases and 5 new cVDPV2 cases were confirmed. 712,739 children were vaccinated against polio
    Gladys Kibui
  • “Saving the future of our children”: The women fighting polio in Pakistan June 24, 2021
    Health interventions and immunization activities are most effective when delivered by women.  During each nationwide polio vaccination campaign in Pakistan, women make up around 62 percent of the 280, 000+ frontline workforce vaccinating millions of children across the country. With each campaign depending on the dedication of staff to reach all children, given their trusted […]
    Gladys Kibui
  • Pakistan polio snapshot – April 2021 June 23, 2021
    In April: No case of WPV1 was confirmed 2,500,000 children were vaccinated during the April National Immunization Days (NIDs) in Balochistan 800,000 children were vaccinated 126 Permanent Transit Points
    Gladys Kibui
  • Afghanistan polio snapshot – April 2021 June 23, 2021
    In April: No new Wild Poliovirus (WPV1)cases and 5 new cVDPV2 cases were confirmed. 679,355 children were vaccinated against polio
    Gladys Kibui
  • G7 Heads of State call for ‘global pandemic radar’ building on polio surveillance network June 15, 2021
    The Heads of State of the G7 countries, at the annual meeting held in the UK on 11-13 June 2021, highlighted the need for increased global efforts to detect global public health threats, by building international surveillance on existing networks such as polio surveillance.  In the context of COVID-19, and in their official communiqué, the […]
    Gladys Kibui
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  • G7 Health Ministers reaffirm commitment to achieving polio-free world June 10, 2021
    The health ministers of the G7 countries reaffirmed their commitment to polio eradication, at their annual meeting held in Oxford, UK and virtually, on 3-4 June 2021.  As part of their official communique, the health ministers affirmed:  “We need to continue supporting the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, whose surveillance capacity and ability to reach vulnerable […]
    Gladys Kibui
  • Countries reaffirm commitment to ending polio at launch of new eradication strategy June 10, 2021
      GENEVA, 10 June 2021 – Today, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) will launch the Polio Eradication Strategy 2022-2026: Delivering on a Promise at a virtual event, to overcome the remaining challenges to ending polio, including setbacks caused by COVID-19. While polio cases have fallen 99.9% since 1988, polio remains a Public Health Emergency […]
    Gladys Kibui
  • World Health Assembly commits to urgent action to seize polio-free world June 1, 2021
    Meeting virtually this week at the 74th World Health Assembly (WHA), global health leaders and ministers of health noted the new Global Polio Eradication Initiative Strategic Plan 2022-2026 and highlighted the importance of collective action to achieve success. Member States emphasised the urgency of implementation of the strategic plan and urged the WHO Secretariat and […]
    Gladys Kibui