Standard operating procedures: Responding to a poliovirus event or outbreak

sop polio outbreak

Published by the World Health Organization (WHO) on behalf of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.

This document reflects inputs and contributions from epidemiologists, technical experts, laboratory scientists, public health and gender experts from field, regional and global levels, in a process led by the GPEI partners: Rotary International, World Health Organization, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the United Nations Children’s Fund, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. Some critical aspects of these SOPs were derived from broad consultations with expert advisory groups, including the WHO, Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on immunization and endorsed by the GPEI’s relevant technical and management groups.