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Technical and financial support

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All polio staff are extending support to the Expanded Programme of Immunization (EPI), as well as contributing to other priority and emergency health programmes at country level.

Most countries of the Region have continued to provide much of the required resources for the polio eradication effort, particularly with respect to routine immunization and surveillance. In addition, considerable external financial resources were secured to support national activities, especially operational expenses for supplementary immunization activities, technical support and the resources required to continue surveillance activities.

External resources provided to support the planned activities through WHO for 2010–2011 are expected to exceed US$ 120 million. The main contributors of these funds are Rotary International, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Governments of Canada, the United States of America, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Italy, Norway, France, Australia, the Russian Federation and Germany.

Indicators and information

Wild polio cases by country in the Region for 2017 - 2018 - 2019


P1 Total



14 14


8 8

Total 2017

22 22



21 21


12 12

Total 2018

33 33



16 16


62 62

Total 2019 (up to 15 September 2019)

78 78

Polio Fax issues

Middle East Polio Technical Bulletin

Surveillance Indicators

Supplementary Immunization Activities

Routine immunization
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