Stop Transmission of Polio (STOP)


The Stop Transmission of Polio (STOP) program, through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), trains volunteer international public health professionals and deploys them to countries around the world. STOP participants play a critical role in supporting polio eradication efforts and strengthening immunization systems and vaccine preventable disease surveillance programs in the countries where they work.

The work that STOP participants do not only has a powerful impact on the health systems of their assignment countries, but presents a valuable opportunity for participants to learn new skills, grow as individuals and build their professional profiles. STOP is also a valuable career advancement opportunity, and many alumni secure positions in WHO, UNICEF, Non-Governmental Organizations, and ministries of health upon completion of the program.

Page last reviewed: October 6, 2021
Content source: Global Immunization