‘High Quality Relevant Data’ Helping World Eradicate Polio

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: The march to polio eradication is on
Raj Ghosh, deputy director of India vaccine delivery at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation India, discusses multiple factors helping the world progress toward global polio eradication. “These include strong political and bureaucratic commitment, seamless coordination between multiple partners, robust monitoring, and effective community mobilization. But if there is one driver that was game changing for accelerating polio eradication in all endemic counties over the past two decades it is generation of and action on high quality relevant data” (10/6).