After 4 years without a case of wild polio, the African region has been declared free of wild poliovirus. MVEC congratulates the efforts of everyone involved in accomplishing such a tremendous achievement which has been described by WHO director-general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as “one of the greatest public health achievements of our time”. This milestone means that Afghanistan and Pakistan are the only 2 countries worldwide who continue to see wild poliovirus transmission.

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Africa kicks out wild polio 
WHO: Global polio eradication initiative applauds WHO African region for wild polio-free certification