Good news from Africa! The continent has not reported a single case of wild poliovirus in a year. While this is a significant marker, Dr. Hamid Jafari of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative at WHO cautions that the surveillance systems could have missed spot cases. This milestone is the result of close cooperation between governments, community leaders, religious leaders, health workers and many volunteers.
PositiveTip: Immunization campaigns are still essential to reach every child across Africa.