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16 Apr 2018 description

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, disburses final US$12 million of US$120 million commitment made in 2013

GENEVA (16 April 2018) – The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) announced today that the UAE has completed the US$ 120 million commitment made by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan at the 2013 Global Vaccine Summit in Abu Dhabi.

22 Mar 2018 description

Polio this week as of 20 March 2018

15 Mar 2018 description

Polio this week as of 13 March 2018 New on www.polioeradication.org: For International Women’s Day, we highlighted the critical role that women play in global polio eradication efforts. Dr Adele Daleke Lisi Aluma works to reach children who have never been vaccinated, whilst in Somalia, women are the face of polio eradication. In Nigeria, dedicated female mobilizers are ending polio, one home at a time.
We also launched the Gender and Polio section of our website.

08 Mar 2018 description

Women are critical in the fight against polio. From reaching every child with polio vaccines to ensuring their children receive the protection they deserve, women are at the heart of polio eradication efforts.

02 Mar 2018 description

US$ 3.2 million pledged for equipment to help detect the last remaining reservoirs of the virus.

With polio at the lowest levels in history in Pakistan, the country has launched a powerful and hopefully final assault on the disease in 2018. A crucial part of this is to further strengthen the ability of the polio programme to detect virus in stool samples, thereby giving clear indications of where and how the virus is moving in areas where populations remain under-immunized.

01 Mar 2018 description
  • New on http://polioeradication.org/: Reaching all children in the Lake Chad basin.

  • 23 February marked 64 years since the first large-scale trial of inactivated polio vaccine (IPV). Developed by Joseph Salk, IPV was found to be safe and effective, and is now part of routine vaccination programmes worldwide. Each year, it confers lifelong protection against polio to millions of young children.

16 Feb 2018 description
  • New on http://polioeradication.org/: Sudan’s surveillance system under the microscope, and a new addition to our ‘Reaching the Hard-to-Reach’ series, on AFP surveillance in challenging areas of Afghanistan, Syria and Nigeria.

  • The 16th International Health Regulations Emergency Committee regarding the international spread of poliovirus recommended that the temporary recommendations to prevent virus spread be extended for a further period of three months.

14 Feb 2018 description

Polio this week as of 07 February 2018

25 Jan 2018 description

Polio this week as of 24 January 2017

22 Jan 2018 description

Over the critical ‘low transmission season’, Pakistan’s polio programme is working feverishly to identify and vaccinate every high-risk mobile child

THE NOMADS

Faryad Rehman can’t read or write, and lives on a dirt floor in one of 18 dusty tents clustered together a stone’s throw from the main road to Lakki Marwat in southern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), where his two-month-old daughter Naina was born.

19 Jan 2018 description

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) is extremely saddened that two committed frontline health workers were killed while delivering vaccines in Quetta, Pakistan. We extend our deepest condolences to their family. The delivery of health care is impartial and any attack against health workers is an attack on the children of Pakistan, whose very lives health workers are working to protect. The GPEI remains committed to supporting the government and people of Pakistan in continuing their important work to stop polio for good.

04 Jan 2018 description

Polio this week as of 03 January 2018

21 Dec 2017 description

Polio this week as of 20 December 2017

  • New on polioeradication.org: In 2017, global progress and renewed commitment brought us closer than ever to a world without polio.

  • Germany announced additional critically needed funding for polio eradication in Pakistan.

  • Polio eradication remains a top priority for the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.

18 Dec 2017 description

€ 2 million in support pledged to help defeat last remaining reservoirs of the virus

18 Dec 2017 description

Member states commended for support of polio eradication efforts at the recent Islamic Conference of Health Ministers in Jeddah