For Frequently Asked Questions on polio:

To donate to polio eradication through individual partners or for further information on partners and their polio eradication activities, see:

Rotary International:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
For information on the CDC's Stop Transmission of Polio (STOP) program:

For information on CDC immunization activities:

United Nations Children's Fund:
For information on polio:

World Health Organization:
For WHO's dedicated site on polio eradication:

Documents on this site include the FAQ above, plus:

Polio News
the spearheading partners' quarterly newsletter (

Global Polio Eradication Initiative
Estimated external financial resource requirements for 2002-2005 (WHO/Polio/01.05) Estimated financial resource requirements 2002-2005 (PDF) / French (PDF)

Global Polio Eradication Initiative Strategic Plan, 2001-2005 (WHO/Polio/00.05) Polio Eradication Plan 2001-2005 (PDF) / French (PDF)

World Health Organization Poliomyelitis Fact Sheet (

Polio – The Beginning of the End
WHO, 1997 (

Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 2000, 78 (3), Special Theme: Polio Eradication (

'Health in Emergencies' newsletter
Focus: Polio Eradication in Emergencies (

WHO's Weekly Epidemiological Record - With polio eradication update articles every month.

The United Nations Foundation polio pages:

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation polio pages:

Gazette International Networking Institute, for information and resources concerning post-polio syndrome (

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Pakistan, 2001
Afghan children participate in an outdoor class in the Jalozai refugee camp, near Peshawar. Some 50,000 people presently live here, a recent settlement for Afghanis fleeing drought and intensified conflict in their country.