Below is a summary of the recent reports that carry recommendations on global polio eradication. These reports include the following advisory committees: PAHO's Technical Advisory Group on Vaccine-Preventable Disease (TAG); the Global Certification Commission (GCC), WHO's Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE), the International Health Regulations' Emergency Committee Regarding the International Spread of Poliovirus (IHR), and the Containment Advisory Group (CAG).


 Technical Advisory Group on Vaccine-Preventable Disease (TAG)

Final report of the 3rd Ad-Hoc Meeting of the TAG. Ad-hoc Virtual Meeting, 19 March 2018
pdf Final Report of the 3rd Ad-Hoc Meeting of the TAG. Ad-hoc Virtual Meeting, 19 March 2018
General polio topics covered: IPV supply update and update on implementation of fIPV preparation in the Region

Final report of the XXIV TAG Meeting, held in Panama, Panama, 12-14 July 2017
pdf Final Report of the XXIV TAG Meeting, held in Panama, Panama, 12-14 July 2017
General polio topics covered: Risk assessment, containment, IPV supply situation, fIPV recommendations,

Final report of the 2nd Ad-Hoc Meeting of the TAG. Ad-hoc Virtual Meeting, March 10, 2017
pdf Final Report of the 2nd Ad-Hoc Meeting of the TAG. Ad-hoc Virtual Meeting, March 10, 2017
General polio topics covered: Risk assessment, containment, IPV supply situation, fIPV recommendations,

Global Certification Commission on Polio Eradication (GCC)

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Report from the Seventeenth Meeting, 26-27 February 2018, Geneva, Switzerland
General polio topics covered: Progress towards eradication, risk based approach to certification, GCC updated role, surveillance and certification


Report from the Sixteenth, 4-5 July 2017, Meeting, Paris France
Report from the Sixteenth, 4-5 July 2017, Meeting, Paris France
General polio topics covered: General updates, harmonization of risk assessment, certification standards

14th meeting of the GCC, 20-21 September, 2015, Bali, Indonesia
14th meeting of the GCC, 20-21 September, 2015, Bali, Indonesia
General polio topics covered: Declaration of the global eradication of wild poliovirus type 2

Statements of the International Health Regulations' Emergency Committee Regarding the International Spread of Poliovirus (IHR)


WHO's Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE)

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Report of the SAGE conclusions and recommendations from the meeting of April 2018
General polio topics covered: Review progress towards global polio eradication, harmonize recommendations of SAGE and GAPIII on post-eradication polio schedule, review VDPV outbreak response protocol, review post-certification strategy, review criteria for certification of eradication.

Report of the SAGE conclusions and recommendations from the meeting of October 2017
Report of the SAGE conclusions and recommendations from the meeting of October 2017
General polio topics covered: Review GPEI programme update, including VDPV epidemiology and IPV supply situation, recommendations on IPV catch up, discussions on readiness criteria for bOPV withdrawal

Report of the SAGE conclusions and recommendations from the meeting of April 2017
Report of the SAGE conclusions and recommendations from the meeting of April 2017
General polio topics covered: Review GPEI programme update, IPV supply situation, proposal on future immunization policy with IPV after OPV withdrawal

Containment Advisory Group (CAG)


For more information on global progress and recommendation on containment, visit the GPEI site on containment