The World Health Assembly issues the resolutions that determine the scope and direction for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. The Initiative operates within a broad framework of intergovernmental and interagency cooperation and participation.
At an operational level, oversight of the GPEI is the responsibility of the Polio Oversight Board (POB). Comprised of the heads of agencies of core GPEI partners, the POB meets quarterly to provide operational oversight and ensure high-level accountability across the GPEI partnership.
Polio Oversight Board Terms of Reference
The Global Polio Partners Group (PPG) serves as the stakeholder voice for the GPEI and reports their results to the Polio Oversight board.
Role: independently evaluates progress towards each of the major milestones of the Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan 2013-18, evaluates the impact of any 'mid-course corrections' that are deemed necessary, and advises on additional measures appropriate to achieving the plan's milestones.
Members: global experts from a variety of fields relevant to the work of the GPEI
Meetings, resources and reports: Independent Monitoring Board
Role: The Polio Transition IMB shall independently monitor and guide the process of transition planning, assessing the quality, sufficiency and impact of work being undertaken to achieve transition planning aims stated in the Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan 2010-12.
Members: international experts in disciplines relevant to the Polio Transition IMB Terms of Reference
Meetings, resources and reports: Transition Independent Monitoring Board
Role: reviews the status of polio eradication in countries of the region and makes recommendations on actions for achieving eradication.
Members: public health experts.
Role: reviews performance and establishes policies for improving the performance of network laboratories.
Members: representatives of reference laboratories.
Publications: Global Polio Laboratory Network publications
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