Polio: the rocky road to zero
The number of polio cases globally is down to its lowest in history. All should be set fair to finally release the world from this terrible disease’s tyranny. The poliovirus though is not taking the path to extinction as easily as would have been hoped. It is fighting back in some of the poorest, inaccessible, and troubled parts of the world.
The presentation will describe how the process of independent oversight is helping the Polio Programme to keep on track for eradication.
Professor Sir Liam Donaldson
Chief Medical Officer, England, 1998-2010
WHO Patient Safety, Envoy to the Director General
Chair, Independent Monitoring Board, Global Polio Eradication Initiative
Chancellor Newcastle University
Professor of Public Health, Faculty of Epidemiology & Population Health (NCDE)