Global Community Must Prioritize Polio Eradication Efforts In Areas Experiencing Human Migration, Conflict

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: Unsettled World Creates New Challenges for Polio Eradication — IMB
Nellie Bristol, senior fellow with the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, discusses recommendations from an October 2015 report of the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) of the Global Polio Eradication initiative, including those regarding security concerns for polio immunization campaigns among refugees and in conflict zones. “…The global community, including the United States, has a key role to play in helping countries stay focused on eradication despite multiple competing and urgent priorities. It should provide sufficient support for security operations in addition to vaccination resources and also help countries grapple with daunting cross-border and regional issues…” (11/19).