RSS Polio Eradication News

  • 50 Years of Impact: How Polio Eradication and EPI Demonstrate What Is Humanly Possible April 24, 2024
    Each year at the end of April, the global community commemorates World Immunization Week, reminding us of what humanity can achieve when we come together and take action for our collective health. Given that I began my career working in a national immunization programme, known as the Expanded Programme on Immunization, also commonly known as […]
    Gladys Kibui
  • GPEI partners join in celebrating 50 years of EPI April 22, 2024
    24-30 April marks World Immunization Week, an opportunity to highlight vaccines as one of humanity’s greatest achievements, saving millions of lives every year. This year, World Immunization Week will celebrate 50 years of the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) – a collaborative initiative aimed at ensuring universal access to life-saving vaccines for everyone, everywhere. EPI served as an […]
    Gladys Kibui
  • Celebrating a Polio-free India, Dreaming of a Polio-free World April 9, 2024
    Countries around the world are grappling with an alarming rise in measles, a deadly, yet vaccine-preventable disease. Last month, the US CDC issued a health alert over rising cases across the US, where 113 measles cases have been reported this year, already exceeding the total number of cases last year. And across European and Central Asian countries, measles cases […]
    Gladys Kibui
  • WHO commends Iraq’s world-first in polio transition April 4, 2024
    Polio transition involves repurposing polio assets – knowledge, network and infrastructure – to strengthen the broader public health functions of a country within the overall context of strengthening the national health system. These wider functions include immunization, vaccine-preventable diseases surveillance, and emergency preparedness and response. To safeguard polio essential functions through sustainable resources, it is […]
    Gladys Kibui
  • Experts reflect on a decade of Wild Polio-Free Certification for the South-East Asia Region March 27, 2024
    On 27 March 2014, India was officially certified wild polio-free. This pivotal moment not only marked a triumph for the country itself, but as the last country battling the virus in the WHO South-East Asia Region (SEARO), it also paved the way for the entire SEARO region to be certified wild polio-free—a massive undertaking for […]
    Gladys Kibui
  • Health ministers convene in pivotal year for polio eradication March 27, 2024
    To strengthen the fight against polio, health ministers from across the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region gathered virtually for the 10th meeting of the Regional Subcommittee on Polio Eradication and Outbreaks. It was the first meeting of the Subcommittee convened by the new WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, Dr Hanan Balhky. Her Excellency Dr […]
    Gladys Kibui
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    Ling Cao
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    Ling Cao
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    Katerina ALVES
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    Ling Cao
  • TIMB Meetings August 24, 2017
    Ling Cao
  • TIMB Reports August 24, 2017
    Ling Cao
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    Ling Cao
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    Ling Cao
  • Communication for Eradication Strategies January 30, 2017
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