Polio Eradication Update

What is that Polio Picture?  – A decade in the making, the novel oral polio vaccine against type 2 poliovirus (nOPV2) could help the world finally reach eradication. Photo: World Health Organization.

World Polio Day – October 24, 2021

 A Win Against Polio is a Win For Global Health

!Quote of the Day – ” “Afghanistan is one of two countries in the world where polio remains endemic. With only one case of wild poliovirus reported so far this year, compared to 56 in 2020, there has never been a better time to eradicate polio. However, the polio program will struggle to respond if the basic immunization infrastructure begins to collapse around it.” – Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, and Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean on their visit to Kabul.