Polio Eradication Initiative


Eradicating polio through immunization

Eradicating polio through immunization26 April 2017 – At the heart of the polio eradication effort are thousands of individuals working to reach every last child with vaccines and find every last virus through the polio surveillance system. As part of World Immunization Week, new polio-themed animated videos are being launched focusing on the Polio Surveillance System and Reaching Every Last Child to show the scope and complexity of the global drive to end this paralysing disease and highlight the role of WHO.

The polio eradication effort is one of the biggest public health programmes in the world, reaching over 400 million children with polio vaccines every single year. Since its inception in 1988, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) has reduced cases of paralysis caused by polio by 99.99%, bringing the historic goal of eradicating the second disease in history within reach.

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News

Eradicating polio through immunization

26 April 2017 – At the heart of the polio eradication effort are thousands of individuals working to reach every last child with vaccines and find every last virus through...

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Workshop to review Qatar’s national polio outbreak preparedness and response plan

19 February 2016 – Surveillance officers, Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) managers, EPI and outbreak response teams and data managers from Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health gathered for a 4-day workshop...

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In focus

24 October 2016 (23 Moharram 1438) – Every year the world is reminded on October 24 that a disease that has paralyzed and killed children for thousands of years still remains...

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Events

Workshop to review Kuwait's national polio outbreak and response plan

13 March 2017 – The management team of the Expanded Programme on Immunization and national and provincial surveillance focal points of the Ministry of Health of Kuwait attended a 4-day workshop...

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Indicators and information

Wild polio cases by country in the Region for 2016–2017

Country

P1

Total

2016
Afghanistan 13 13
Pakistan 20 20
Total 2016 33 33
2017 (up to 21 May 2017)
Afghanistan 3 3

Pakistan

2

2

Total 2017

5

5

Polio Fax issues

Middle East Polio Technical Bulletin

Surveillance Indicators

Supplementary Immunization Activities

Routine immunization
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