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July 11th – The Polio Journey: 30 Years of Experience

Posted July 2, 2018

In 1988, there were 365,000 cases of wild polio virus across the developing world. In 2017, there were only 22. As polio incidence has fallen and eradication has inched nearer, there has been an increasing emphasis on critical reflection to understand what has been learned from the various polio strategies and programs, with the hope that the experience could be helpful to support accelerated progress on other health and development issues.

Please join us for “The Polio Journey: 30 Years of Experience,” a webinar to share the lessons learned from USAID-supported polio programming, and an interactive discussion to show how the best practices and effective strategies might be applied to development issues.

If you have questions you want our speakers to address, please submit them in advance of the event to Kate Bagshaw at


Wednesday, July 11th
10:30 am – 12:00 pm


MCSP office
1776 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 300
Washington, DC


Onsite space is limited to 70 persons, so please only RSVP if you plan to attend in person. Online access will also be available.


Opening remarks: Dr. Koki Agarwal
Director, MSCP

Keynote speaker: Ellyn Ogden
Worldwide Polio Eradication Coordinator, USAID

Warren Feek
Executive Director, The Communication Initiative

Abdelmalik Hashim
Senior Technical Officer, MCSP

Lee Losey
Senior Technical Advisor, CORE Group Polio Project

Folake Olayinka
Immunization Team Lead, MCSP

Maternal and Child Survival Program