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April 25, 2017

The Polio Surveillance System

"Data is a powerful tool in the fight to eradicate polio." The search for the poliovirus is triggered when any child is found with acute flaccid paralysis - a sick child suddenly is unable to move...

April 25, 2017

Reaching Every Last Child

"Frontline health workers are the heroes of polio eradication." Some children live in places that are harder to reach with polio vaccines than others. This short video shows how, in every vulnerable...

April 24, 2017

Investment Case for Polio Eradication

"Polio is defeated by a combination of strong country leadership and governance, effective planning, innovative approaches, community engagement and tremendous commitment from GPEI partners and front...

April 20, 2017

Putting America First Means Eradicating Polio

Author: Nellie Bristol, April 13 2017 - The road to polio eradication has been nothing if not torturous. The initiative is credited with spectacular achievements - reducing the number of cases by...

April 11, 2017

Evaluation of the WHO Regional Office for Europe Tailoring Immunization Programmes (TIP) Behavioural Insights Tool and Approach

"TIP's overall value involves participatory appraisal. To that extent, the principles are relevant to other settings such as outbreaks and emergencies." In 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO)/...

April 3, 2017

Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy to Protect Children and Communities Against Preventable Diseases

This Evidence to Action brief from PolicyLab at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) summarises research findings around the causes and effects of vaccine hesitancy, a behaviour influenced...

April 3, 2017

Social Media as a Platform for Health-Related Public Debates and Discussions: The Polio Vaccine on Facebook

"The traditional online media supported the Ministry of Health in the Polio crisis of 2013. This in turn led to responses from both opponents and supporters in the social media. The social media were...

March 31, 2017

Let's Talk about Hesitancy: Enhancing Confidence in Vaccination and Uptake

Commissioned by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and produced by World Health Communication Associates (WHCA), this guide provides practical evidence-based and peer-...

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March 16, 2017

This news story from the World Health Organization (WHO) describes the outcomes of the 32nd meeting of the Expert Review Committee (ERC) on Polio...

March 10, 2017

"It is important to document the lessons learned from polio eradication, especially because it is one of the largest ever global health...

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This report from the Canadian Council on Social Determinants of Health (CCSDH) illustrates the many ways in which the determinants of health -...

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