Polio Provides the Roadmap for Tackling Pandemic and Food Security
“A tiny microbe has humbled us all – and yet has also provided us with an opportunity”, Marco Ferroni, CGIAR System Board Chair
In his recent opinion editorial published in The Telegraph, CGIAR System Board Chair, Marco Ferroni, explains that as Africa celebrated one of the greatest public health achievements of all time, by declaring the end of wild polio, the question remains how this may catalyze momentum around other health and development issues.
The historic milestone comes at a time when many communities are facing the triple emergency of COVID-19, locust invasions and the climate crisis, which is intensifying catastrophic events and food insecurity.
Photo credit: C. de Bode/CGIAR.