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Fighting polio alongside the WHO

Contributing digitally to eradicating polio from the face of the earth 

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) is a public-private partnership led by national governments and the World Health Organization (WHO), Rotary International, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The GPEI’s goal is to eradicate polio worldwide. Watch this video to learn more and to discover POLIS system.

Technology is key

Technology is playing a primary role in the fight against this disease. Collecting, analysing and reporting on the masses of polio-related data generated globally on a daily basis is a significant undertaking, particularly when data about new cases must be distributed as quickly as possible to allow global, regional and local partners to coordinate a response.

Handling unlimited data

blue-infinity is the trusted partner WHO relies upon to provide the POLIS system that stores polio-related case data provided by countries and regions in a centralized repository at WHO HQ. This includes the generation of reports that will underpin the final fight against the disease. The system must accept various file feeds describing new and existing polio cases and their linked data, such as laboratory specimen analysis and follow up surveys, to see how effective an immunisation campaign has been.

An agile on-premise team

Our multi-expert team is based directly on premises at WHO, under SCRUM project methodology with agile sprints, thereby ensuring frequent software deliveries to meet evolving business demands. The solution is built using Microsoft .Net technologies implementing the Model View Controller (MVC) pattern, for best possible modularisation and reuse of components.

Other WHO initiatives

Find out about our project with the WHO on Digital Pandemic Simulation; preparing the world for a pandemic by better evaluating vaccine demand.

The strategy to eradicate polio is based on preventing infection by immunizing every child until transmission stops and the world is polio-free. Technology is playing a primary role in the fight against this disease.