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Malawi + 5 more

ARCC calls for urgent action to stop all forms of poliovirus in Africa

Group issues recommendations to tackle both WPV1 outbreak in south-east Africa and variants across sub-Saharan Africa As south-east Africa continues to intensify efforts to stop a wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) outbreak detected in Malawi in February,…

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News and Press Release
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GPEI
Posted:
27 Jun 2022

Malawi + 2 more

The need for speed: polio outbreak response

Nimble action needed to effectively quash transmission of poliovirus When it comes to stopping polio outbreaks, speed is everything. Rapid action within a specific window of time is critical. Malawi declared a public health emergency in February…

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News and Press Release
Source:
GPEI
Posted:
25 May 2022

Madagascar + 32 more

Polio this week as of 12 January 2022

Headlines 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…

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News and Press Release
Source:
GPEI
Posted:
13 Jan 2022
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Madagascar + 32 more

Polio this week as of 05 January 2022

Headlines Summary of new WPV and cVDPV this week (AFP cases and ES positives): – Madagascar: One cVDPV1 positive environmental sample

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News and Press Release
Source:
GPEI
Posted:
07 Jan 2022
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Somalia

Somalia: formal closure of the cVDPV3 outbreak

Somalia’s outbreak of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 3 (cVDPV3) has been successfully stopped, with no international spread Dr Hamid Jafari, Director of Polio Eradication for WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean Region, declared Somalia’s outbreak of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type…

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News and Press Release
Source:
GPEI
Posted:
15 Apr 2021

Angola + 4 more

Polio campaigns resume with strict COVID-19 prevention measures

Vaccinators aim to fill urgent immunity gaps that have widened in the under-five population. Vaccinators in countries including Afghanistan, Angola, Burkina Faso and Pakistan took to the streets this month to fill urgent immunity gaps that have…

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News and Press Release
Source:
GPEI
Posted:
01 Oct 2020

Zimbabwe + 9 more

Polio eradication expertise backs Africa’s COVID-19 response

Significant polio programme resources are being used to fight the pandemic. Expertise in polio eradication that has put Africa on the verge of being certified free of wild poliovirus has been brought to the frontlines of the…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
GPEI
Posted:
06 Jul 2020

Somalia

Meet the courageous women ending polio in Somalia

Health workers are the beating heart of every health system and the majority - seventy percent worldwide - are women. Meet Noora, Zainab and Feriha, who deliver polio vaccine to communities against formidable odds. Noora Awakar Mohammad Noora…

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News and Press Release
Source:
GPEI
Posted:
02 Apr 2020

Sudan

Mitigating the threat of poliovirus importation to Sudan

To prevent a possible outbreak, WHO and national health authorities have been implementing vaccination campaigns and boosting disease surveillance. Sudan borders a number of countries facing outbreaks of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus, including Chad and the Central African…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
GPEI
Posted:
13 Jan 2020

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