Reflections on Polio Lessons from Conflict-Affected Environments

Publish Date: July 2019
Author: MCSP

This document outlines the evolution of strategies and tactics of polio eradication. It also illuminates how these strategies demonstrate an increasingly complex and sophisticated response to conflict.

This document describes the foundations and framework that guide today’s polio interventions in conflict-affected areas while arguing that more systematic research is needed to help refine and critically analyze strategies and approaches in ways that strengthen future work. Given the certainty that polio eradication will need to take place in the context of significant conflict (such as in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria) as well as in several outbreak or high-risk countries (such as the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia and Niger), understanding these lessons in greater detail should be a central concern for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative and its stakeholders.

 


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