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Scientific Declaration on Polio Eradication

Hundreds of scientists and technical experts from 80 countries launched the Scientific Declaration on Polio Eradication on 11 April 2013. The world has never been closer to a world free from polio. At this unique moment, scientists have come together to stress the achievability of polio eradication and endorse the Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan, a new strategy by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) to reach and sustain eradication.

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More than 40 leading universities and schools of public health/medicine around the world promoted the declaration on their websites, including:

  • Aga Khan University
  • Christian Medical College Vellore (India)
  • Harvard School of Public Health
  • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Redeemer's University (Nigeria)
  • University of Cape Town Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine
  • University of Melbourne
  • University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
  • University of Toronto Centre for Global Health Research
  • Al Azhar University International Islamic Center For Population Studies and Research (Egypt)

Many global health organizations promoted the declaration, including:

  • GAVI Alliance
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
  • International Pediatric Association (IPA)
  • Robert Koch Institute (Germany)
  • Federation of Islamic Medical Associations (FIMA)
  • Global Virus Network (GVN)

This declaration is hosted by Emory University in partnership with Aga Khan University.Emory UniversityAga Khan University