Polio in Africa

  • Global Polio Eradication Initiative
    The Global Polio Eradication Initiative is the largest public health initiative the world has ever known. The website has links to background information on polio, funding, recent publications and the newest polio facts and figures.
  • IFRC- The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies- Polio Eradication Campaign
    The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is the world's largest humanitarian organization, providing assistance without discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions.
  • CORE- Polio Eradication Initiative
    CORE- The CORE Group, a membership association of U.S. NGOs, strengthens local capacity on a global scale to measurably improve the health and well-being of children and women in developing countries through collaborative NGO action and learning. The CORE Group Polio Partners Project is using Lot Quality Assurance Sampling (LQAS) techniques to evaluate mass vaccination campaigns.
  • USAID: Africa Bureau-Office of Sustainable Development Polio Eradication
    Under a Congressional mandate, AFR/SD and USAID missions in Africa provide support to 18 countries' efforts to eradicate polio. USAID works through WHO/AFRO to help these countries plan and implement quality immunization and surveillance activities against polio.
  • UNICEF- Eradicating Polio
    Site provides information about current projects and useful links.
  • The Last Child- Documentary Film
    This site feature's CARE International's documentary about the global race to eradicate polio. "The Last Child" documentary takes you behind the scenes where you'll witness the victories and challenges of trying to wipe out a disease for only the second time in history.
  • Post Polio Health International
    Post-Polio Health International's mission is to enhance the lives and independence of polio survivors and home ventilator users through education, advocacy, research and networking.
  • WHO- Polio Eradication
    A brief historical overview from WHO with useful links and interesting pop up windows illustrating with maps the progress of global Polio eradication since 1988.
  • Rotary International- Polio Plus
    In 1985, Rotary launched the PolioPlus program to protect children worldwide from the cruel and fatal consequences of polio. PolioPlus funds have funded transportation and other operational costs associated with vaccine delivery, surveillance efforts to identify areas where the virus circulates, and training for healthcare workers and volunteers involved in the immunization process.
  • Voice of America- Polio Eradication Project
    The IBB has brought together the international broadcasting power of the Voice of America and WORLDNET Television to report on and increase awareness of polio eradication and related activities. The goal of this project has been to mobilize adults to immunize children during National Immunization Days and routinely throughout the year.
  • End of Polio
    End of Polio is a website featuring acclaimed photographer Sebastio Salgado's polio eradication photographs.
  • MDtravelhealth.com- Polio
    Information and links about Poliomyelitus (polio) for physicians and travelers. Content updated regularly.