Polio Oversight Board Meeting 25 September

A letter from Tom Frieden
November 3, 2015

The attached document is a letter from CDC Director Tom Frieden on the Polio Oversight Board September Meeting in New York City. The text below is taken from the document.

On 25 September 2015, the Polio Oversight Board (POB) held its in-person meeting hosted by Bloomberg Philanthropies in New York City, on the margins of the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit. (See http://bit.ly/1WobJTh for meeting summary). Significant progress has been made in polio eradication, particularly in the African region; Afghanistan and Pakistan remain the only two countries in the world where polio transmission has never stopped. We must build upon the momentum gained in Africa to accelerate efforts in Afghanistan and Pakistan to achieve polio eradication. We need to take full advantage of the low transmission season from January to April 2016 and do everything possible to extinguish polio’s final reservoirs.

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Letter from Tom Frieden on September Meeting of the Polio Oversight Board

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