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  1. International Vaccine Access Center
  2. Announcements
  3. Tuesday, 01 September 2015
Thirty countries have now introduced IPV vaccine as part of objective 2 of the Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan. In August, the second of the polio endemic countries, Pakistan, introduced IPV nationally. There are now 30 countries that have introduced the vaccine. Nigeria, the other endemic country to introduce IPV has now also successfully gone one year without a case of reported wild poliovirus. To document the experience of early adopters of IPV, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) worked with four countries, WHO, UNICEF, Gavi, the Task Force for Global Health and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to create a series of written cases studies, a multi-country video, individual country videos and guidance for countries to develop their own case studies and human interest stories to support the monumental effort to introduce IPV into 126 countries previously using only OPV and help strengthen their routine immunization programs. These materials, now available on the IVAC and WHO websites as well as YouTube include: • Short graphic movie about global IPV introduction; • Film Series on IPV introduction: Albania, Nepal, Nigeria, and Tunisia; • Case Studies of IPV introduction in Albania, Nigeria, and Tunisia; • Guidelines for documenting vaccine introductions and human interest stories We hope you will join us in marking this occasion. Please feel free to use these materials to support your efforts. Please contact Katie Gorham at: [email protected] if you need additional assistance.
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