Bolstering Public Health Capacities through Global Polio Eradication
Planning Transition of Polio Program Assets in Ethiopia
U.S.-funded global polio eradication assets provide valuable health services support in Ethiopia’s hard-to-reach border regions. The assets, including laboratory strengthening, health worker training, and vaccine cold chain support, contribute toward both countries’ health goals, including improved immunization coverage and disease surveillance capacities. The U.S. government should be a proactive partner as the Ethiopian government begins making hard choices about which assets should be continued and how they should be paid for.