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)


Free to attend and open to all, with no ticket required. Entry will be on a first come, first served basis.