Polio eradication: Addressing the hurdles on the last mile

Kimberly M. Thompson, Adam S. Lauring, Andrew J. Pollard, Raul Andino, Ananda S. Bandyopadhyay, Seth Berkley, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, Janell Routh, Christine Stabell Benn

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1988, the World Health Assembly committed to eradicate poliomyelitis, a viral disease that can cause permanent paralysis. Today, only type 1 of the three wild poliovirus types remains circulating in limited geographic areas following widespread use of different poliovirus vaccines. While we are close to zero new cases of wild polio, it is a fragile situation, and there are many remaining and new hurdles to overcome. Here, experts discuss how to address them.

Original languageEnglish
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)1-4
Publication statusPublished - 5. Jan 2023


  • Disease Eradication
  • Global Health
  • Humans
  • Poliomyelitis/epidemiology
  • Poliovirus
  • Poliovirus Vaccines


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