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WHO Executive Board Discusses Global Polio Post-Eradication Transition Plan

Devex: WHO board discusses polio eradication endgame
“Polio eradication and antimicrobial resistance were among the biggest issues at the World Health Organization’s weeklong executive board meetings, which concluded on Tuesday. … The board called for the director general to compile a thorough report ahead of the World Health Assembly in May, detailing any challenges and dangers posed by the winding-down of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. … During the board meetings, the U.S. representative also mentioned the ‘effects of complacency’ as a concern. But most of the discussion centered on the post-eradication transition plan: How is the global body preparing for the eventual eradication of the disease?…” (Ravelo, 2/3).