Polio this week as of 9 November 2016

Report
from Global Polio Eradication Initiative
Published on 09 Nov 2016 View Original
  • In Nigeria last week, experts from the Government and international partners convened an urgent meeting to assess the impact of regional emergency outbreak response conducted thus far in Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin. The group looked at progress achieved in boosting immunity levels and strengthening surveillance, the effectiveness of cross-border collaboration and coordination with the broader humanitarian emergency response.

  • A risk analysis is being conducted for non-affected areas of Nigeria and neighbouring countries, to assess vulnerability of populations to polio spread, risk mitigation measures being implemented and outbreak readiness plans in the event of spread of the virus from Borno.

  • News this week: continuing our focus on innovative strategies to facilitate eradication, a closer look at new ways of delivering inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) which could help address global supply constraint.

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