October 23, 2020: World Polio Day

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Resiliency and Innovation in the Face of Challenges

CDC recognizes the partners and individuals whose dedication to polio eradication has made progress possible. Stopping polio in all forms requires us to adapt and innovate to deliver a polio-free world.

Learn about the latest efforts and why A Win Against Polio is a Win for Global Health.

Resiliency and Innovation in the Face of Challenges

Robust polio infrastructure draws on years of experience to support COVID-19 response

Robust polio infrastructure draws on years of experience to support COVID-19 response

Polio infrastructure has been essential in many countries’ COVID-19 responses. Learn how CDC’s STOP program and frontline workers are contributing to contact tracing, risk communication, data collection and analysis in response to the global pandemic.

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Robust polio infrastructure draws on years of experience to support COVID-19 response

Progress Toward Poliomyelitis Eradication — Afghanistan, January 2019 – July 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic mitigation efforts in Afghanistan halted polio vaccination campaigns for five months, compounding existing barriers to vaccine access and increasing the number of at-risk children. Afghanistan is one of two remaining polio endemic countries. Learn more in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Calendar

Oct 24 – World Polio Day

Nov 3 – One Health Day

Nov 6 – Malaria Day in the Americas

Nov 12 – World Pneumonia Day

Nov 14 – World Diabetes Day

Page last reviewed: October 23, 2020
Content source: Global Health