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U.N.’s Ban Urges Commonwealth Nation Leaders To Commit To Ending Polio

U.N. News Centre: In Malta, Ban urges Commonwealth leaders to join U.N. in ‘final push’ to wipe out polio “A world that may have once seemed unimaginable is within reach — a polio-free world, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said [Saturday], urging leaders gathered in Malta for the Commonwealth Summit to build…

Polio Eradication Possible With Sustained Surveillance, Vaccine Coverage

Devex: How to make a virus disappear Jay Wenger, director of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s polio eradication efforts within the Global Development Program “…Polio’s shrinking geographic territory and genetic diversity show that eradication — one of the most ambitious public health goals ever pursued — is not only…

Global Community Must Prioritize Polio Eradication Efforts In Areas Experiencing Human Migration, Conflict

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: Unsettled World Creates New Challenges for Polio Eradication — IMB Nellie Bristol, senior fellow with the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, discusses recommendations from an October 2015 report of the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) of the Global Polio Eradication initiative, including…

Eradicating Polio From Nigeria By 2017 Requires Sustained Funding, Commitment

Devex: Nigeria’s polio-free gift to Africa Ado Jimada Gana Muhammad, executive director and CEO of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency “…It is … expected that all stakeholders sustain — and where need be, increase — their support for the polio eradication program in Nigeria. Government at all levels…

Social Mobilization Critical To Ending Polio, UNICEF Director Says

Devex: Ending polio one community at a time “Social mobilization was the backbone of polio eradication efforts with health workers, combating polio ‘community by community by community,’ UNICEF Executive Director Tony Lake told Devex Impact associate editor Adva Saldinger in an exclusive interview. Understanding the community structure was crucial to…

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