2019-01-01On-Going
Project
Developing Communities

Alwaleed Philanthropies "Global" alongside with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation supports the Global Polio Eradication Initiative

Afghanistan
Pakistan
Nigeria

Duration

2019 and will renew annually depending on results

Beneficiaries

103 Million children were immunized with polio vaccines

Targeting Range

Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria.

In line with the Alwaleed Philanthropies "Global" Foundation's approach to supporting children and working hard to improve their living and health conditions, in order for children to have a better tomorrow, we partnered with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to award grants in support of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.

The goal of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) is to permanently complete the eradication and containment of all polioviruses, so that no child ever again suffers from this debilitating disease.

In line with the Alwaleed Philanthropies "Global" Foundation's approach to supporting children and working hard to improve their living and health conditions, in order for children to have a better tomorrow, we partnered with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to award grants in support of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.

The goal of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) is to permanently complete the eradication and containment of all polioviruses, so that no child ever again suffers from this debilitating disease.

2021 Accomplishments

Pakistan:

For the first time in history, in early 2022 Pakistan passed a year without a single child paralyzed by wild poliovirus. Pakistan’s last recorded case of wild polio occurred in January 2021.

Afghanistan:

  • There have been difficulties and continues to experience the ongoing transmission of type 1 wild poliovirus, reporting four cases in 2021.
  • There was a 3-year ban on polio immunization activities which was lifted in 2021.
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