Polio Eradication Initiative


Polio eradication discussed at the at the sixty-fourth session of WHO Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean

Polio eradication discussed at the at the sixty-fourth session of WHO Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean

Islamabad, 10 October 2017 – A special session to review progress of the polio eradication programme in WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean Region was held at the Sixty-fourth Session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean taking place from 9 to 12 October 2017 in Islamabad.

Addressing the Regional Committee on Tuesday 11 October, Chris Maher, manager of WHO’s regional polio eradication programme in Amman, Jordan, provided a situation update in the Region. According to Mr Maher, Pakistan and Afghanistan – the last two remaining polio-endemic countries of the Region - currently have the most extensive systems for identifying polio cases and stopping the virus from spreading any further.

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News

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In focus

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Events

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

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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 15 October 2017)
Afghanistan 7 7

Pakistan

5

5

Total 2017

12

12

Polio Fax issues

Middle East Polio Technical Bulletin

Surveillance Indicators

Supplementary Immunization Activities

Routine immunization
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