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The US Government and Global Polio Efforts

This fact sheet provides an overview of the US government's political, financial, and technical support for the global eradication of polio. It includes a current snapshot of global polio, including the burden of disease and the status of eradication, and outlines key challenges and effective interventions to prevent the spread of polio. It then outlines the US response, providing a breakdown of US funding for global polio by agency and highlighting critical next steps to carry out the Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan and achieve eradication by 2019.

Author: The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Published: 2016

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Resource types: Fact sheet

Diseases/vaccines: Polio

Topics: Advocacy and communications, Immunization financing, Disease burden and surveillance, Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: Global