VoICE Immunization Evidence: Disease Eradication
Investments made in polio eradication contributed to broader health goals both during and after eradication efforts are completed.
Tens of millions of volunteers, social mobilizers, and health workers have participated in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. The program contributes to efforts to deliver other health benefits, including health systems strengthening. Polio eradication legacy efforts include documenting and applying the lessons learned from polio eradication, and transitioning the capacities, assets and processes of polio to other key health priorities.
Cochi, S.L., Hegg, L., Kaur, A., et al 2016. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative: progress, lessons learned, and polio legacy transition planning. Health Affairs. 35(2):277-83.