Amidst severe polio outbreaks in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, the WHO says that a "co-ordinated international response" is needed. Studies show that an extra dose of the of Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) may be the solution.

Extra Dose of Inactivated Polio Vaccine Provides Stronger Protection in Children

Amidst severe polio outbreaks in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, the WHO says that a “coordinated¬†international response” is needed. Studies show that an extra dose of the of Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) may be the solution. As the WHO has declared the spread of polio an “international public health emergency,” growing pressure has been placed on co-coordinating an international …

5 Key Facts: Spotlight on Polio

In 1988, polio was endemic in 125 countries and paralyzing an estimated 350 000 children every year (close to 1000 cases a day) (25). In that year, the World Health Assembly (WHA) passed a resolution calling for global eradication of the disease by 2000. Read the full WHO State of the World's Vaccines and Immunization Report here. In 1988 the …