When a child in Malawi tested positive for wild polio in February 2022, it surprised many health experts.
While several African countries are considered at high risk for a polio outbreak, Malawi wasn’t one of them. How did health workers discover the polio case? And how can they be sure it’s gone now?
This process of searching for a disease is known as surveillance, something that Rotary has supported with $73.6 million in funding over the past five years. As we approach the worldwide eradication of polio, surveillance will play a pivotal role in ensuring that the world is truly polio-free. Explore how Rotary and its partners are using surveillance to hunt the virus.