October 23, 2020: World Polio Day
IN THIS ISSUE
Spotlight on Topic:
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.
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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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.
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