Polio Eradication in the Western Pacific Region
with a CD-ROM
WPRO Nonserial Publication
WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific
ISBN-13    9789290610007 ISBN-10    929061000X
Order Number    15200022   
Price    CHF    20.00 / US$    24.00 Developing countries:    CHF    14.00
English     2002        118   pages
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The book tells the story of how the polio virus was hunted down, cornered in smaller and smaller areas, and then eventually eliminated by an organized, determined effort. It was done systematically, with good planning, strong efforts in national capitals and in millions of villages and households, supported by a coalition of people and organizations with constant evaluation and review of activities to improve quality and effectiveness. Polio eradication shows what can be accomplished in the area of health when all countries work together in a common effort towards a common goal. The book focuses on practical aspects of getting people to work together, polio supplementary immunization campaigns, surveillance systems, routine immunization, strategic requirements and post certification strategy.