Thank you for your continued commitment as the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) launches its new Polio Eradication Strategy 2022-2026. On 10 June, global leaders, health workers and donors came together for a virtual launch event, “Delivering on the Promise of a Polio-Free World.” Sharing live and pre-recorded content from GPEI partners, the launch featured updates on the rollout of novel oral polio vaccine type 2 (nOPV2), the story of a day in the life of a frontline health worker and remarks from programme leaders on how investing in the GPEI strengthens health systems everywhere. The event marked a moment of greater government ownership of the eradication effort and renewed support for a world without polio.
UAE and UK champion gender
In advance of the launch of the new strategy, which has prioritized gender as key to eradication, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the United Kingdom (UK) hosted a high-level virtual dialogue on gender and immunization – from polio to COVID – applying the lessons of polio to position women as immunization champions for COVID-19 and other vaccines. The closing call to action was delivered by UK Minister Wendy Morton – a GPEI Gender Champion.
At their annual meeting, Heads of State and Health Ministers from G7 countries reaffirmed their support for working toward polio-free futures for all children. Learn more about their calls for a “global pandemic radar”, built from years of strengthening critical polio programme surveillance infrastructure.
Regional Directors from WHO and UNICEF traveled to Pakistan this month to recognize the country’s recent progress against wild poliovirus. Read here about the Directors’ meeting with PM Imran Khan and other government leaders, and their visit to immunization centers in areas where polio remains a persistent challenge.
After 16 months of vigilant viral tracking without a single case, health officials closed an outbreak of vaccine-derived poliovirus in the Philippines this past month. See how this “major win for public health” was made possible by intensified surveillance, strengthened immunization campaigns and critical cooperation between GPEI members and government leadership.
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The Weekly Epidemiological Record (WER) from WHO serves as an essential instrument for the rapid and accurate dissemination of epidemiological information on cases and outbreaks of diseases under the International Health Regulations and on other communicable diseases of public health importance, including emerging or re-emerging infections.
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PtD is the global leader in human resources (HR) for supply chain management (SCM). It does this by advocating for a systematic approach to HR for SCM and for interventions that improve the demand and supply of qualified health supply chain professionals.
News archive from the International Association of Public Health Logisticians, established in 2007 to promote the professionalization of the field of public health logistics through education and information sharing.