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Stop Transmission of Polio (STOP) Program

The STOP Program is a global effort that trains public health professionals from around the world and sends them to the places with the greatest need.


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STOP volunteer explaining the progress of polio eradication efforts in order to recruit Belga villagers to fight polio in Burkina Faso. Photo courtesy of Harvard Thompson/STOP Program.

A STOP volunteer educates parents about the importance of vaccination in a rural village in Burkina Faso

STOP Program - Part of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative

The global effort to eradicate polio is the largest public health initiative in history. The initiative was established in 1988 by the World Health Assembly (WHA) with the goal of eradicating polio by the year 2000 while strengthening capacity to control other major childhood diseases. At the 130th Session of the Executive Board of the WHA in January 2012, delegates recognized the progress made to date on the three-year Polio Eradication Initiative’s Program of Work. They called for additional human resources to assist with country level efforts. To fill the request for more staff for the field, the STOP program has expanded its assignments from 3 to 5 month assignments starting with the team being trained in June 2012. For more information and updates about the progress of the initiative worldwide, please visit the Global Polio Eradication Initiative website.

To meet the target date of polio eradication, the global partners are looking for ways to add human resources at the field level. The CDC is seeking short-term, highly qualified, health professionals to join our Stop Transmission of Polio (STOP) teams for five-and-a-half month, non-salaried field assignments. Travel and per diem for food and lodging is provided during assignment.

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  • Page last updated: October 30, 2014
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