During an April, 2014, polio eradication campaign in Egypt, a Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) resident-supervisor is shown here, administering an oral polio vaccine (OPV) to a young girl at a health office in Gharbia Governorate, as her father, who was in the background, held her hand.
In 1988, the World Health Assembly adopted a resolution for the worldwide eradication of polio. It marked the launch of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), spearheaded by national governments, CDC, Rotary International, WHO, and UNICEF, with substantial support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The FETP trains workers on the ground to help countries build sustainable capacity for detecting and responding to health threats. The program develops in-country expertise so that disease outbreaks can be detected locally and prevented from spreading.
For more on the FETP, and polio eradication, see the links below.