RSS Polio Eradication News

  • The polio retirees spending their golden years on the eradication trail October 19, 2021
    For many of the women and men who spent their careers fighting polio, retirement offers not rest and relaxation, but a continuation of their life’s work towards eradication. Across the Eastern Mediterranean Region, once and forever polio fighters are inspiring the next generation of eradicators with their commitment to the cause, and belief in the […]
    Gladys Kibui
  • Pakistan polio snapshot – September 2021 October 19, 2021
      In September: No case of WPV1 was confirmed 41.5 million children were vaccinated during NIDs. 0.8 million children were vaccinated at 72 Permanent Transit Points
    Altanzul Sainjargal
  • House-to-house polio vaccination set to recommence across Afghanistan in November October 18, 2021
    KABUL / AMMAN / KATHMANDU, 18 October 2021 The vaccination campaign, which begins on November 8, will be the first in over three years to reach all children in Afghanistan, including more than 3.3 million children in some parts of the country who have previously remained inaccessible to vaccination campaigns. A second nationwide polio vaccination […]
    Gladys Kibui
  • Ukraine October 13, 2021
    In Ukraine,  one case of polio, caused by vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (VDPV2),  has been confirmed.  A VDPV2 was isolated from a case of acute flaccid paralysis (a 17-month old girl), from Rivne province (in the north-west of the country), and from six healthy contacts (siblings of the girl). WHO risk assessment Because of relatively […]
    Gladys Kibui
  • Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus in Ukraine October 13, 2021
    In Ukraine,  one case of polio, caused by circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2), has been confirmed.  A cVDPV2 was isolated from a 17-month old girl with acute flaccid paralysis, from Rivne province (in the north-west of the country), and from six healthy contacts (siblings of the girl). The current isolate is closely linked to […]
    Gladys Kibui
  • Independent experts advise move to next use phase for novel oral polio vaccine type 2 October 10, 2021
    11 October 2021 Following careful review of safety and genetic stability data from mass immunization campaigns conducted with the novel oral polio vaccine type 2 (nOPV2), the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on immunization (SAGE) today endorsed the transition to the next use phase for the vaccine. WHO’s independent Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety […]
    Gladys Kibui
  • Training of Trainers on AESI Surveillance October 4, 2021
    Introduction to AEFI and their management |English | AEFI reporting and their tools |English| Cluster AEFI Investigation Supplement |English | Introduction to investigation and causality assessment | English | Introduction to vaccines | English | Risk communication | English | AEFI data management | English | Alert management | English | Crisis communication | English […]
    Gladys Kibui
  • Guide on Adverse Events Following Immunization (AEFI) October 4, 2021
      Nigeria Field Guide on Surveillance of Adverse Events Following Immunization (AEFI) and Response Abridged Adverse Events Following Immunization Guidebook For Health Workers
    Gladys Kibui
  • Anand Kumar: From polio to para-sports world champ September 29, 2021
    Reposted with permission from Gavi. Anand Kumar learned to walk later than other children. When he did, he walked with difficulty, dragging his right leg. He was around three years old when his parents reached out for a diagnosis. “I’m sure that they tried all the doctors in Bangalore to just get it corrected. But […]
    Gladys Kibui
  • 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