African Region certified as wild poliovirus-free

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African Region certified as wild poliovirus-free

On August 25, 2020, the African Region was officially certified as wild poliovirus-free. We pause to celebrate. We reflect on what we’ve accomplished to light the way forward. We sharpen our focus on the finish line and our goal of protecting every child, everywhere, from every form of polio.

On August 25, 2020, the African Region was officially certified as wild poliovirus-free. We pause to celebrate. We reflect on what we’ve accomplished to light the way forward. We sharpen our focus on the finish line and our goal of protecting every child, everywhere, from every form of polio.

This incredible public health achievement —the interruption of wild poliovirus transmission from every corner of the African region—began 24 years ago with a call-to-action by the late South African President Nelson Mandela.

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This incredible public health achievement —the interruption of wild poliovirus transmission from every corner of the African region—began 24 years ago with a call-to-action by the late South African President Nelson Mandela.

Dr. Robert Redfield, congratulates Africa on the achievement of wild poliovirus-free certification and reviews the decades effort the U.S. CDC has shared with global immunization partners to reach this milestone on the road to polio eradication.

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Dr. Robert Redfield, congratulates Africa on the achievement of wild poliovirus-free certification and reviews the decades effort the U.S. CDC has shared with global immunization partners to reach this milestone on the road to polio eradication.

The end of polio is closer today because of the African-led commitment to fighting polio and the success of its efforts in wiping out all wild polioviruses from the continent.

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The end of polio is closer today because of the African-led commitment to fighting polio and the success of its efforts in wiping out all wild polioviruses from the continent.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has served as the lead implementing partner for U.S. efforts to eradicate polio, playing a pivotal role for three decades in helping African countries and the continent reach this milestone.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has served as the lead implementing partner for U.S. efforts to eradicate polio, playing a pivotal role for three decades in helping African countries and the continent reach this milestone.

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Content source: Global Health