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Annual Report 2010

The Annual Report 2010 assesses progress in polio eradication against the milestones of the GPEI Strategic Plan 2010-2012.

Full report [pdf]: English ¦ French (US format)
Executive summary [pdf]: Arabic ¦ Russian ¦ Spanish

Chapter 1: Executive Summary 

Chapters 2 & 3: Key Events 2010 and the Strategic Plan 2010-2012

Sub-chapters 4.1 & 4.2: Milestones 1 & 2
        Analysis of the new outbreaks in the Republic of the Congo, Uganda, west Africa, Nepal and     
        central Asia, outbreaks of vaccine-derived poliovirus, and the 're-established transmission' 
        countries of Sudan, Angola, Chad and the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Sub-chapter 4.3: Milestone 3 
        The status of polio eradication in the four endemic countries: India, Nigeria, Afghanistan and 

Chapter 5: Detection of poliovirus 
        Including the Global Polio Laboratory Network

Chapter 6: Management of long-term risks after polio eradication

Chapter 7: Strengthening immunization systems 

Chapter: Financing 
        Including new contributions in 2010 

Annexes and acronyms




Annual report 2009

The Annual Report measures progress made in 2009, against milestones of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative Programme of Work 2009.

Full report: English(5 MB) ¦ French (4.9 MB)
Executive summaries: Arabic (662 KB)  ¦ Russian (737 KB)  ¦ Spanish (658 KB)

Annual report 2008

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative annual report 2008 measures progress made towards the objectives defined in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative strategic plan 2004–2008. It also reports on intensified eradication initiatives.

The report shows that while not all milestones were met, progress made in key political, technical, financial and operation areas led to the conclusion that the remaining challenges for polio eradication could be overcome.

Full report: English [pdf 7.3MB] | French [pdf 7.2MB]
Executive summary: Arabic [pdf 1.13MB] | Russian [pdf 1.25MB] | Spanish [pdf 1.07MB]

Annual report 2007


This Annual report measures progress made in 2007 against milestones of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative strategic plan 2004–2008 as well as in the milestones set for the new intensified eradication effort.

Aided by the development of new-generation tools and tactics, an intensified polio eradication effort was launched in 2007, sequentially targeting type 1 polio-virus (the most paralytic), then type 3. The report shows that by the end of 2007, type 1 polio was reduced by 81% – the sharpest ever drop in a single year.

Full report: English [pdf 2MB] | French [pdf 4.35MB]
Executive summary: Arabic [pdf 840kb] | Russian [pdf 414kb] | Spanish [pdf 298kb]

Annual report 2006


This Annual report measures progress made in 2006 against milestones of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative strategic plan 2004–2008.

The year 2006 began with confirmation that indigenous wild poliovirus transmission had been stopped in Egypt and Niger, reducing the number of endemic countries to four. In the remaining countries – Afghanistan, India, Nigeria and Pakistan – this report documents how intensification of immunization campaigns succeeded in geographically restricting virus transmission by the end of 2006.

Full report: English [pdf 1.6MB] | French [pdf 5.8MB]
Executive summaries: Arabic [pdf 119kb] | Spanish [pdf 114kb]

Annual report 2005

This report measures progress achieved in 2005 against the stated milestones of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative strategic plan 2004–2008.

The report describes how new monovalent oral polio vaccines (mOPVs) were developed with record speed and used for the first time in India and Egypt in 2005. It also shows how the epidemic of 2003–2005 was brought under control in most re-infected countries, with 14 out of 22 again stopping the disease.

Full report: English [pdf 4.3MB] | French [pdf 4.5MB]
Executive summary:
Arabic [pdf 157kb]| Russian [pdf 171kb] | Spanish [pdf 48kb]