Learn about objective 2 of the polio endgame
In May 2012 the World Health Assembly declared the completion of poliovirus eradication to be a programmatic emergency for global public health and called for a comprehensive polio endgame strategy. In response, the Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan 2013-2018 was developed.
The plan outlines a comprehensive approach for completing eradication including the elimination of all polio disease (both wild and vaccine-related).
Objective 2 of the plan calls on countries to:
• introduce at least 1 dose of Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) into routine immunization schedules;
• withdraw Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) in a phased manner, starting with type 2-containing OPV; and
• strengthen routine immunization.