Polio eradication this week:
- Last week, Forbes.com featured a live discussion on the global polio eradication effort with Dr Hamid Jafari, Director for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative at WHO, and Dr John Sever, Vice Chair of Rotary International’s Polio Plus Program. A podcast of the discussion can be accessed here.
- 24 July 2015 will mark 12 months since the last reported case due to wild poliovirus in Nigeria had onset of paralysis. As Nigeria approaches a year with no child paralyzed with polio this week, influential figures are calling for continued vigilance and commitment both from the Nigerian government and internationally. Read Nigerian Academy of Science President Oyewale Tomori’s appeal to President Buhari and President Obama here.