The Global Polio Eradication Initiative would like to wish all its partners and stakeholders a healthy and peaceful festive season. Weekly data will be distributed as per usual over the holiday period, however without the below interpretive notes (which will resume as per usual procedure week of 10 January 2022).
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):
– Côte d’Ivoire: One cVDPV2 case
– Guinea: One cVDPV2 positive environmental sample
– Nigeria: 12 cVDPV2 positive environmental samples
– Senegal: Two cVDPV2 positive environmental samples