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GPEI Should ‘Move Forward With Creativity And Unrelenting Determination,’ U.S. Support

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: Polio Panel Warns Against Program Complacency
Nellie Bristol, a senior fellow with the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, discusses the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) May 2015 report, writing, “…While the polio program is experiencing a much-needed positive trend after several years of disheartening setbacks, remaining challenges to eradication dictate that the GPEI move forward with creativity and unrelenting determination. The IMB predicts the program has several complex outbreaks ahead and it must be prepared to deal with them, in addition to continuing to improve general polio immunity. The U.S. government, as a top supporter of polio eradication, needs to be fully engaged for the duration of the effort…” (6/5).

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