Today, the WHO European Region marks 10 years since it was certified free of poliomyelitis (polio). Stopping transmission of indigenous wild poliovirus in the 53 countries in the Region was a landmark in the effort to eradicate polio globally, and helped accelerate international momentum towards that goal.
Dr George Oblapenko played a pivotal role in the certification process. He joined WHO/Europe in 1990 as a medical officer in the area of polio elimination. On retiring…Continue
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