World Polio Day 2022: 24th October

  • World Polio Day 2022 has observed every year on October 24 to raise awareness about the polio vaccination and eradication of polio.
  • 2022 theme: World Polio Day 2022 and Beyond: A healthier future for mothers and children
  • This day was established in 1985 by Rotary International to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk.
  • Jonas Salk was the lead medical researcher of the team that developed a vaccine against polio.
  • WHO Head: Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus