RESULTS Report Warns Of Potential Gaps Left By Ending Of Global Polio Eradication Initiative

Devex: The Global Polio Eradication Initiative is winding down. What are the risks?
“As global polio programs enter the final stages of eradication activities, with certification expected in the next three years, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, or GPEI, is beginning the process of winding down its activities and will eventually cease to exist. But a new report from RESULTS is warning about the gap this will leave — and they are urging donors and health organizations to begin planning now for how the current funds can be transferred to target other diseases and global immunization programs…” (Cornish, 11/29).