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Volume 20 Supplement 4

Lessons Learned from Global Polio Eradication - Part 2


Publication of this supplement was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (OPP1178578, Teaching Global Health Leaders about the Lessons Learned from Polio Eradication). The articles have undergone the journal's standard peer review process for supplements. The Supplement Editor declares that they have no competing interests.

Edited by Nellie Bristol.

  1. Since its inception in 1988, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) has partnered with 200 countries to vaccinate over 2.5 billion children against poliomyelitis. The polio eradication approach has ada...

    Authors: Wakgari Deressa, Patrick Kayembe, Abigail H. Neel, Eric Mafuta, Assefa Seme and Olakunle Alonge
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20(Suppl 4):1807
  2. Afghanistan and Nigeria are two of the three remaining polio endemic countries. While these two countries have unique sociocultural characteristics, they share major polio risk factors. This paper describes th...

    Authors: Eme Owoaje, Ahmad Omid Rahimi, Anna Kalbarczyk, Oluwaseun Akinyemi, Michael A. Peters and Olakunle O. Alonge
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20(Suppl 4):1178
  3. Previous initiatives have aimed to document the history and legacy of the Smallpox Eradication Program (SEP) and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). In this multi-pronged scoping review, we explore...

    Authors: Meike Schleiff, Adetoun Olateju, Ellie Decker, Abigail H. Neel, Rasheedat Oke, Michael A. Peters, Aditi Rao and Olakunle Alonge
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20(Suppl 4):1698

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