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WHO WPRO Polio Bulletin - 2023 Issue No. 2 - Week 3

      Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 in Sudan   On 18 December 2022, the WHO received a notification on the detection of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) in a 48-month-old male with acute flaccid paralysis (AFP), from West Darfur, Western Sudan. Sequencing results showed that the isolate...
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WHO WPRO Polio Bulletin - 2023 Issue No. 1 - Week 1

      Vaccine-derived polio virus detected in 2 Canadian wastewater samples   After initiating its own wastewater testing for polio last year, Canada has detected two samples of vaccine-derived polio virus type 2 (VDPV2). According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)’s epidemio...
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WHO WPRO Polio Bulletin - 2022 Issue No. 26 - Week 51

      Polio experts eye clear tactics in final push to achieve success   2022 may well go down in history as the year of contrasts in the global effort to eradicate polio. At first glance, with polio detections in places such as New York and London and an increase in cases in Pakistan, it may seem that the effort is backsli...
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WHO WPRO Polio Bulletin - 2022 Issue No. 25 - Week 49

     28th meeting of the Regional Certification Commission on Polio Eradication in Western Pacific Region 15-17 November 2022, Ha Noi, Viet Nam   The 28th meeting of the Regional Commission for Certification (RCC) of Poliomyelitis Eradication in Western Pacific convened on 15-17 November 2022 in Ha Noi, Viet Nam. Based on the in...
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WHO WPRO Polio Bulletin - 2022 Issue No. 24 - Week 47

  28th meeting of the Regional Certification Commission on Polio Eradication in Western Pacific Region 15-17 November 2020, Ha Noi, Viet Nam   At its 28th meeting in Ha Noi, Viet Nam, the Regional Certification Commission (RCC) concluded that the Western Pacific Region remained free of indigenous and imported wild poliovirus transmission....
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WHO WPRO Polio Bulletin - 2022 Issue No. 23 - Week 45

     Thirty-third meeting of the IHR Emergency Committee on the international spread of poliovirus   The thirty-third meeting of the Polio IHR Emergency Committee was convened on 12 October 2022. The Emergency Committee reviewed the data on wild poliovirus (WPV1) and circulating vaccine derived polioviruses (cVDPV) in the contex...
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WHO WPRO Polio Bulletin - 2022 Issue No. 20 - Week 39

      Afghanistan completes largest ever review of polio surveillance system   To ascertain whether the sharp decline in the number of children paralysed by wild poliovirus in Afghanistan in the last eighteen months was an accurate reflection of the reality on the ground, 16 polio experts  visited 76 districts in 25 of...
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WHO WPRO Polio Bulletin - 2022 Issue No. 19 - Week 37

  New York declares disaster emergency after polio detected in several counties ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌...
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WHO WPRO Polio Bulletin - 2022 Issue No. 18 - Week 35

  Afghanistan makes progress in polio eradication but challenges remain ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌...
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WHO WPRO Polio Bulletin - 2022 Issue No. 17

     In remembrance of the former Prime Minister of Japan, Hon. Shinzo Abe Hon. Shinzo Abe © Getty Images The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) paid tribute to the former Prime Minister of Japan, Hon. Shinzo Abe, acknowledging his services as a valuable advocate for global health equity and achieving a world where no child i...
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