Polio Eradication in the Western Pacific Region
This book tells the story of how the polio virus was hunted down, cornered in smaller and smaller areas, and then eventually eliminated by an organized determined effort. It was systematically, with good planning, strong efforts in national capitals and in millions of villages and households, supported by a qualition of people and organizations with constant evaluation and review of activities to improve quality and effectiveness. Polio eradication shows what can be accomplished in the area of health when all countries work together in a common effort towards a common goal. This book focuses on practical aspects of getting people to work together, polio supplementary immunization campaigns surveillance systems, surveillance systems, routine immunization. strategic requirements and post certification strategy.