Oct 302013

end polio now

The Gates Foundation has offered Rotary a match of $2 for $1 to continue to eradicate this disease. The goal is for the World to be certified Polio Free by the year 2018.

Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan 2013–2018 

The Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan 2013–2018 is a comprehensive, long-term strategy that addresses what is needed to deliver a polio-free world by 2018. The plan was developed by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) in consultation with national health authorities, global health initiatives, scientific experts, donors and other stakeholders, in response to a directive of the World Health Assembly.

The Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan 2013-2018 addresses the eradication of all polio disease, whether caused by wild poliovirus or circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus, while planning for the backbone of the polio effort to be used for delivering other health services to the world’s most vulnerable children.

The Plan has four objectives.

 Detect and interrupt all poliovirus transmission

 Strengthen immunization systems and withdraw oral polio vaccine

 Contain poliovirus and certify interruption of transmission

 Plan polio’s legacy

– See more at: http://www.polioeradication.org/Resourcelibrary/Strategyandwork.aspx#sthash.SrbuJKnd.dpuf 

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