This online training will be used to teach and refresh participants on the basics of the poliovirus, introduce the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) partnership, and provide an overview of our core response strategies and the remaining challenges to eradication.
This training is aimed at all current and new polio staff and anyone interested to learn more about polio eradication.
This course is also available in the following language: français
Overview: Polio is a virus that spreads from person-to-person with the ability to cause paralysis.
In 1988, the World Health Assembly passed a resolution to eradicate polio. At the time, there were 125 endemic countries. Currently wild poliovirus remains in only two countries: Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) is a partnership led by six agencies: WHO, CDC, UNICEF, Rotary, BMGF and GAVI. These agencies work together in key areas of surveillance, vaccination, communication, and research to eradicate polio.
This course utilizes short videos and quizzes to introduce the material and test your understanding.
Learning objectives: By the end of this course, participants should be able to:
Course duration: This course should take approximately 1 hour to complete.
Certificates: Participants can gain a certificate by achieving more than 80% in quizzes throughout the course. Participants who receive a Record of Achievement can also download an Open Badge for this course. Click here to learn how.