About: Polio

Global Europe 28-06-2017

Mimica: We are analysing aid funding gaps left by the US

The EU is analysing the aid funding gap left by Donald Trump’s decision to ban US federal funding for NGOs providing birth control support or abortions in developing countries, Development Commissioner Neven Mimica told EURACTIV.com in an exclusive interview.
Health 07-06-2017

The international legacy of European science, aid and polio eradication

The cost of eradicating polio may seem high, but with a last concerted effort we will pass on a world free of the disease for ever, writes David L. Heymann.
Development Policy 31-08-2016

UN environment chief: ‘Without growth, there can be no end to poverty’

The new head of the UN's environment programme (UNEP) spoke to EURACTIV's partner Der Tagesspiegel about capitalism and development.
Development Policy 30-06-2016

Madagascar: Africa’s last polio battlefront

Madagascar was officially declared polio-free in 2005, but low rates of vaccination and poor sanitation have allowed the virus to make a come-back in recent years. EURACTIV France reports from Madagascar.
Health 09-06-2016

EU should lead the final push to eradicate polio

A polio-free world is within reach. With continued support and funding, the EU can help wipe out this devastating disease, writes Stefan Rebmann.
Development Policy 05-05-2015

The EU can choose to defeat polio

Until polio is eradicated, all countries remain at risk. Europe is no exception, and the sixteen deaths caused by a polio outbreak in Albania in 1996, which spread to Greece and Kosovo, are a harsh reminder of this fact, writes John Hewko.
Development Policy 26-02-2015

INFOGRAPHIC: Vaccine R&D leaders

Vaccination may be the most effective public health intervention of all time. This is especially true in developing countries, where many families can’t find or afford health care when they get sick. The prevention offered by vaccines can be life-saving.
Health community
Development Policy 23-02-2015

As overseas money dries up, Indonesia develops its own vaccines

SPECIAL REPORT: Indonesia is developing its own vaccines to fight infectious diseases because funds from the EU and other development agencies to its health sector are drying up. EURACTIV reports from Indonesia.
Development Policy 23-01-2015

Melinda Gates suggests Vatican should approve modern contraceptives

Challenged to comment on Pope Francis' recent comment that Catholics shouldn’t “breed like rabbits”, Melinda Gates told a Brussels audience that women in developing countries should be educated, and use modern methods of contraception in family planning.
Development Policy 19-12-2014

Achieving the extraordinary: A world without polio

?It would be naïve to feel safe from the threat polio virus poses to children everywhere. Critical action is needed by European leaders now to protect the world from this threat and realise the promise of global eradication, writes Geeta Rao Gupta, John Hewko and Bruce Aylward.
Development Policy 15-01-2014

EU hails landmark Indian victory against polio

European Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs has hailed the milestone passed by India on 13 January when it marked three years since its last reported polio case, the threshold for certifying a country free of the disease. 
Development Policy 31-10-2013

Polio outbreak in Syria fuels calls for ‘vaccination ceasefire’

European Commission officials have lent weight to calls for a "vaccination ceasefire" in Syria, after the first recorded outbreak of polio in the country for 14 years. 
Health 26-06-2012

A polio-free world is still possible

The world’s chances of achieving this once unthinkable goal of ending polio are being jeopardised by a funding gap of $945 million (€757 million), says Sir Liam Donaldson.