ADI Commitment on Progress on polio

Ensure polio legacy transition plans are in place by end-2016.

Why it matters

Cases of wild poliovirus (WPV) have decreased by over 99% since 1988. But as long as a single child remains infected, children everywhere are at risk of contracting polio. While Africa is nearing certification as WPV-free in 2020, continued vigilance is needed due to cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus, which threaten communities where immunity levels are low.