In 1988, there were 365,000 cases of wild polio virus across the developing world. In 2017, there were only 22. As polio incidence has fallen and eradication has inched nearer, there has been an increasing emphasis on critical reflection to understand what has been learned from the various polio strategies and programs, with the hope that the experience could be helpful to support accelerated progress on other health and development issues.
Please join us for “The Polio Journey: 30 Years of Experience,” a webinar to share the lessons learned from USAID-supported polio programming, and an interactive discussion to show how the best practices and effective strategies might be applied to development issues.
If you have questions you want our speakers to address, please submit them in advance of the event to Kate Bagshaw at Kate.Bagshaw@mcsprogram.org.
Wednesday, July 11th
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
1776 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 300
Onsite space is limited to 70 persons, so please only RSVP if you plan to attend in person. Online access will also be available.
Opening remarks: Dr. Koki Agarwal
Keynote speaker: Ellyn Ogden
Worldwide Polio Eradication Coordinator, USAID
Executive Director, The Communication Initiative
Senior Technical Officer, MCSP
Senior Technical Advisor, CORE Group Polio Project
Immunization Team Lead, MCSP