NeXtwork – The role and contribution of the integrated surveillance and immunization network to the COVID-19 response in the WHO South-East Asia Region (‎Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Myanmar and Nepal)‎

This publication offers a glimpse of the chequered journey of the ‘Network’, a public health infrastructure set up with the aim of supporting polio eradication activities in the five polio-priority countries of the WHO South-East Asia Region. The Network crossed significant milestones during its journey, which commenced more than a quarter of a century ago. Firm resolve, tireless efforts and the trust and backing of governments and the people were the forces behind the historic eradication of polio from the WHO South-East Asia Region. In partnership with ministries of health, implementing partners, donor agencies and key stakeholders, including the civil society, the Network has continually provided a gamut of health services to save millions from vaccine-preventable diseases and from the consequences of natural disasters and health emergencies. In 2020, when life in the countries of the Region came to a sudden halt due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Network was in the forefront, leveraging it

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Added on: 12 October, 2021
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