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Polio this week as of 12 January 2022

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  • The Global Polio Eradication Initiative would like to wish all its partners and stakeholders a successful, healthy and happy 2022. All the very best wishes!

  • The WHO Executive Board is scheduled to take place on 24-29 January 2022. The Secretariat has prepared two reports, which will inform Member State discussions, namely on polio eradication, and on polio transition planning and post-certification.
    On polio eradication, the report provides an update on work towards Goals 1 and 2 of the Polio Eradication Strategy 2022–2026. On transition and post-certification, the report provides an update on the implementation of the Strategic Action Plan on Polio Transition (2018-2023) within the context of COVID-19.

  • Summary of new WPV and cVDPV this week (AFP cases and ES positives):

    • DR Congo: two cVDPV2 cases

    • Yemen: four cVDPV2 cases