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History of the Alliance

In this video, Svea Closser traces back to the history of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. (Step 2.3)

Svea Closser, MPH, PhD Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, USA

In this lecture, Dr. Closser takes us back to one of the first coordinated efforts for polio elimination in 1980s in the Americas – based on which polio eradication was deemed feasible and soon declared a priority. This alliance for polio eradication was the first major international partnership in public health.

What lessons can be learnt for successful alliance-building from the initiative’s experience in Peru, the last country in the Americas with a polio case?

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