Immunization Newsbriefs
Link to Main Page
  Back Search the Site Send Your Feedbck  
Immunization Newsbriefs
Read Current Issue Online
Search Newsbriefs Archives
Subscribe to Email Online
Unsubscribe from Email Online
About NNii
Vaccine Information
Health Professionals
Policy Makers
Read Current Newsbriefs

UNICEF Notes $210 Million Funding Shortfall for Polio Eradication
Agence France Presse;


UNICEF's campaign to eliminate poliomyelitis needs $210 million for vaccines, training, and logistics. A statement by the organization notes that due to the shortfall, "the eradication initiative is again at a turning point." The Global Polio Eradication Initiative has reduced the number of polio cases by over 99 percent in the past 15 years. Polio is still active, however, in Somalia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Egypt, Nigeria, India, and Niger, according to UNICEF.

© Copyright National Network for Immunization Information. The information contained in the National Network for Immunization Information Web site should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your health care provider. There may be variations in treatment that your health care provider may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.