This month, we want to highlight one unique aspect of Polio and Polio Eradication: the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI).
Happy New Year to You All! As we close out a year marked by COVID-19, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) is reflecting upon both the immense challenges faced and the incredible ways that the polio program has stepped up in 2020. From supporting pandemic response efforts and relaunching polio vaccination campaigns to kickstarting new initiatives like the emergency call to action, the program continues to work to overcome obstacles. Looking to 2021, the GPEI is delighted to welcome a new Director of Polio Eradication at the WHO, Mr. Aidan O’Leary. Next year will also bring new efforts to help us reach a polio-free world, including rolling out novel oral polio vaccine type 2 (nOPV2) to help fight cVDPV2 and redoubling outbreak response efforts to tackle poliovirus spread.
Endpolionow.org is a great resource to continue to monitor the daily progress of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.
What is that Polio Picture?  At this end of 2020 picture, twin brothers, Habib-u Rahman and Hamid-u Rahman, and their niece, show their purple inked fingers after being vaccinated against polio in Botawar village, Rukha district of Panjshir province, during the November 2020 campaign in Afghanistan.
Click on the link below to see - A Tale Of Two Crises And The Solutions That Bind Them: Wild Polio And COVID-19 - an interview with Rotarian, Polio Survivor, and Global Health Advocate, Ramesh Ferris https://www.forbes.com/sites/globalcitizen/2020/12/10/a-tale-of-two-crisis-and-the-solutions-that-bind-them-wild-polio-and-covid-19/?sh=db7dc86638ce