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UK steps up for polio eradication during COVID-19 pandemic

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World
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GPEI
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By releasing £70 million of 2019 – 2023 pledge, the United Kingdom is helping the polio programme close immunity gaps and fight outbreaks. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the need for strong health...

Polio this week as of 09 December 2020

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Chad
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GPEI
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Polio this week as of 09 December 2020 Aidan O’Leary appointed new WHO polio eradication director – Mr Aidan O’Leary will assume the responsibilities of Director for Polio Eradication at WHO,...

Polio this week as of 02 December 2020

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Chad
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GPEI
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One of the largest polio immunization campaigns in the African Region this year has just concluded in Chad, where over 3.3 million children in 91 districts were vaccinated. This pushes the total...

Polio this week as of 25 November 2020

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Pakistan
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GPEI
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Fahima Ahmed Hassan is a 25-year-old community mobilizer who goes the extra mile to ensure parents of children under the age of five are informed of Somalia’s polio vaccination campaigns and are...

Polio this week as of 18 November 2020

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Pakistan
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GPEI
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On 13 November, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Prequalification (PQ) program issued an Emergency Use Listing (EUL) recommendation for the type 2 novel oral polio vaccine (nOPV2). This will...

Even the smallest question should be answered

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World
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GPEI
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Ms. Rina Dey, Communications Director for CORE Group Polio Project India, explains why listening to communities is key to ending polio. Ms. Rina Dey has spent over 25 years working in health and...

Polio this week as of 11 November 2020

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Afghanistan
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GPEI
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In a year marked by the global COVID-19 pandemic, global health leaders convening virtually at this week’s World Health Assembly called for continued urgent action on polio eradication. The Assembly...

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