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Measles and rubella elimination: learning from polio eradication and moving forward with a diagonal approach.
Expert Rev Vaccines 2017; 16(12):1203-1216ER

Abstract

INTRODUCTION

In 1988, an estimated 350,000 children were paralyzed by polio and 125 countries reported polio cases, the World Health Assembly passed a resolution to achieve polio eradication by 2000, and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) was established as a partnership focused on eradication. Today, following eradication efforts, polio cases have decreased >99% and eradication of all three types of wild polioviruses is approaching. However, since polio resources substantially support disease surveillance and other health programs, losing polio assets could reverse progress toward achieving Global Vaccine Action Plan goals. Areas covered: As the end of polio approaches and GPEI funds and capacity decrease, we document knowledge, experience, and lessons learned from 30 years of polio eradication. Expert commentary: Transitioning polio assets to measles and rubella (MR) elimination efforts would accelerate progress toward global vaccination coverage and equity. MR elimination feasibility and benefits have long been established. Focusing efforts on MR elimination after achieving polio eradication would make a permanent impact on reducing child mortality but should be done through a 'diagonal approach' of using measles disease transmission to identify areas possibly susceptible to other vaccine-preventable diseases and to strengthen the overall immunization and health systems to achieve disease-specific goals.

Authors+Show Affiliations

a Global Immunization Division , Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , Atlanta , GA , USA.a Global Immunization Division , Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , Atlanta , GA , USA.a Global Immunization Division , Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , Atlanta , GA , USA.b Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine , Emory University School of Medicine , Atlanta , GA , USA.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

29037086

Citation

Goodson, James L., et al. "Measles and Rubella Elimination: Learning From Polio Eradication and Moving Forward With a Diagonal Approach." Expert Review of Vaccines, vol. 16, no. 12, 2017, pp. 1203-1216.
Goodson JL, Alexander JP, Linkins RW, et al. Measles and rubella elimination: learning from polio eradication and moving forward with a diagonal approach. Expert Rev Vaccines. 2017;16(12):1203-1216.
Goodson, J. L., Alexander, J. P., Linkins, R. W., & Orenstein, W. A. (2017). Measles and rubella elimination: learning from polio eradication and moving forward with a diagonal approach. Expert Review of Vaccines, 16(12), pp. 1203-1216. doi:10.1080/14760584.2017.1393337.
Goodson JL, et al. Measles and Rubella Elimination: Learning From Polio Eradication and Moving Forward With a Diagonal Approach. Expert Rev Vaccines. 2017;16(12):1203-1216. PubMed PMID: 29037086.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Measles and rubella elimination: learning from polio eradication and moving forward with a diagonal approach. AU - Goodson,James L, AU - Alexander,James P, AU - Linkins,Robert W, AU - Orenstein,Walter A, Y1 - 2017/10/23/ PY - 2017/10/19/pubmed PY - 2018/6/21/medline PY - 2017/10/18/entrez KW - Elimination KW - eradication KW - immunizations KW - measles KW - polio KW - rubella KW - vaccine-preventable diseases SP - 1203 EP - 1216 JF - Expert review of vaccines JO - Expert Rev Vaccines VL - 16 IS - 12 N2 - INTRODUCTION: In 1988, an estimated 350,000 children were paralyzed by polio and 125 countries reported polio cases, the World Health Assembly passed a resolution to achieve polio eradication by 2000, and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) was established as a partnership focused on eradication. Today, following eradication efforts, polio cases have decreased >99% and eradication of all three types of wild polioviruses is approaching. However, since polio resources substantially support disease surveillance and other health programs, losing polio assets could reverse progress toward achieving Global Vaccine Action Plan goals. Areas covered: As the end of polio approaches and GPEI funds and capacity decrease, we document knowledge, experience, and lessons learned from 30 years of polio eradication. Expert commentary: Transitioning polio assets to measles and rubella (MR) elimination efforts would accelerate progress toward global vaccination coverage and equity. MR elimination feasibility and benefits have long been established. Focusing efforts on MR elimination after achieving polio eradication would make a permanent impact on reducing child mortality but should be done through a 'diagonal approach' of using measles disease transmission to identify areas possibly susceptible to other vaccine-preventable diseases and to strengthen the overall immunization and health systems to achieve disease-specific goals. SN - 1744-8395 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/29037086/Measles_and_rubella_elimination:_learning_from_polio_eradication_and_moving_forward_with_a_diagonal_approach_ L2 - http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14760584.2017.1393337 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -