World Polio Day will be recognized on October 24th.  One day. One Focus. Ending Polio.
 - Our 6th annual World Polio Day event will take place at the College of Physicians in Philadelphia and aim to bring together more than 100,000 viewers around the world.
   Click on link  to watch the livestream of the 2018 event. 
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Polio this week as of 25 September 2018
·         Two cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) are reported from Niger, linked to an ongoing cVDPV2 outbreak in neighbouring Nigeria. 
·         Featured on Coffee with Polio Experts – Head of WHO Chad Dr Jean-Bosco Ndihokubwayo speaks about the ongoing efforts to reach every child with polio vaccine across Chad.
·         Summary of newly-reported viruses this week: Afghanistan – two new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) positive environmental samples; Pakistan – five new WPV1-positive environmental samples; Nigeria – three cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) and two cVDPV2-positive environmental samples; Niger – two cVDPV2 cases; Horn of Africa (Somalia) – three cVDPV3 cases and one cVDPV3 positive environmental sample; and, Papua New Guinea – two new cVDPV1 cases.
Wild poliovirus type 1:
Total cases Year to date in 2018
               Globally WPV 18
                    - In endemic countries – 18
                    - in non-endemic countries – 0
·      Total cases Year in 2017
Globally WPV 22
                    - In endemic countries – 22
                    - in non-endemic countries – 0