Stop Transmission of Polio (STOP) Program
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 (EB) of the World Health Assembly (WHA) in January 2012, delegates recognized the progress made to date on the three-year Program of Work on polio eradication initiative and 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. To obtain more information and to get 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 supplement human resources at the field level. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is therefore seeking short-term, highly qualified, health professionals to join our Stop Transmission of Polio (STOP) teams for 5½ month non-salaried field assignments (travel and per diem for food and lodging provided.)