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Featured Stories

Overall, our study found that polio eradication had some missed opportunities to strengthen health systems. If the inspiring best practices described here were broadly implemented, widespread health system benefits could be realized.

Polio Eradication Impacts Study: Success Stories

The documents below have more detailed information on these best practices:

In Focus: Social Mobilization

In Focus: Surveillance

In Focus: Outreach to Marginalized Populations

In Focus: Integrated Campaigns

In Focus: Financing

In Focus: Monitoring

In Focus: High Level Attention

In Focus: Cold Chain

In Focus: Monetary Incentives

These case studies are part of a peer-reviewed open-access online supplement to our article in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. The supplement in its entirety is available here:

http://jid.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/04/02/infdis.jit232/suppl/DC1