#MissionPolio: On the way to a polio-free Africa

Mission Polio Sanofi Pasteur in Cameroon

A polio-free Africa


It’s been a year since a new polio case has been declared in Africa, and the hope for a polio-free Africa is rising thanks to years of vaccination and public awareness campaigns. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative, the largest private-public partnership for health, has reduced polio by 99% and reaches for a polio-free world.


 Two vaccines, one objective: ZERO polio


Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, is participating in the initiative. Providing 1.7 billion doses of oral polio vaccine (OPV) to support the vaccination program. In addition, it increased its injectable inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) production capacities to follow the World Health Organization’s recommendation that all countries introduce at least one dose of IPV in routine polio immunization programs.

David has produced IPV for 16 years in Marcy-l’Etoile near Lyon, Gabriel has produced OPV for 13 years on the Val-de-Reuil site in Normandy. Together they will represent their colleagues working every day to eradicate polio, for a 3 day trip to Cameroon.

Sanofi Le Hub invites you to follow their adventure, live, through the dedicated hashtag #MissionPolio and their exclusive reports.


Meet David & Gabriel



Their first visit, Fondation Chantal Biya Children First Center in Yaounde



David & Gabriel give a baby its OPV, following the vaccine from beginning to end


David and Gabriel spend their last day in Cameroon visiting a neighborhood medical center in Douala



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