Polio post-certification strategy

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2018

The polio Post-Certification Strategy is a comprehensive strategy that was developed to define the global technical standards or core set of activities that will be needed in order to sustain a polio-free world after global certification of wild poliovirus eradication. Development of the Strategy began in 2017 by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), and was elaborated in consultation with global and regional partners, scientific experts, donors, and other stakeholders. In January 2018, it was reviewed by the WHO Executive Board and GPEI Polio Oversight Board and in May 2018 it will be presented at the World Health Assembly. The Post-Certification Strategy specifies at a global level the technical standards for functions (e.g. containment, vaccination, and surveillance) that are essential to maintain a polio-free world in the decade following certification.