Realizing a Polio-Free World

The CSIS Global Health Policy Center hosted an international conference that highlighted the role the United States is playing in global polio eradication and how that role will evolve as eradication is achieved. National governments and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative are edging toward global polio eradication, focusing the bulk of attention and resources toward the few remaining areas where the wild virus continues to circulate. While ensuring eradication remains the top priority, the global health community is also preparing to sustain valuable immunization and disease response tools developed during the initiative.