Polio eradication: Balancing resilience and legacy
The meeting is open to the public and we invite representatives of the government, international organisations, civil society, think tanks and private sector to join the discussion. Please register by 30 August due to limited number of seats and serving of lunch.
The goal to eradicate polio is coming closer, new governance challenges are arising in regards to legacy planning: Large investments were made in people and infrastructure that should bring future benefits to other areas of public health. At the same time, once the goal of polio eradication is achieved, remaining polio free until certification is equally important.
This policy dialogue is part of a larger research project of the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute on “Overcoming the social and political barriers to polio eradication and ensuring lasting legacy” and is jointly organized by the Centre for Global Health at the University of Oslo and the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute. It focuses on balancing resilience and legacy. Both, together with transition planning, are closely interconnected and are facing a number of governance challenges which will be discussed at this event. Some of the pertinent questions asked include:
- Polio transition: what are the issues at stake?
- Resilience, alertness and responsiveness: what are the key governance challenges?
- If we started all over again, what would we have done differently?
|Moderator: Sigrun Møgedal, Member of the International Monitoring Board of GPEI|
|09:30||Coffee and registration. Please be seated by 09:55.|
|10:45||Panel 1: Polio transition: what are the issues at stake?||
|13:00||Panel 2: Resilience, alertness and responsiveness: what are the key governance challenges?||
Keynote Address: If we started all over again, what would we have done differently?
|Tore Godal, Special Advisor on Global Health, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs|
Ilona Kickbusch, Director, Global Health Centre, the Graduate Institute
- Download flyer and save the date (pdf)
- Comment by Ekaterina Bogatyreva: Is Polio eradication getting close?
- Report by GPEI initiative: Now is the the time for peak performance (pdf)
- Report by GPEI initiative: Polio will not end everywhere until everywhere ends it (pdf)
- The GPEI initiative
- Research project: Polio eradication - overcoming the final barriers and ensuring a lasting legacy for health systems
- Podcast on Fighting Polio