History and progress

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In 1998, the World Health Assembly passed a resolution to eradicate polio, launching the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. In October of the same year, the Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean passed a resolution adopting the global target. A regional plan was prepared and adopted by the Regional Committee in 1999.

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Progress reports

Polio today 

Indicators and information

Wild polio cases by country in the Region for 2019 - 2020


P1 Total



29 29


144 144

Total 2019

173 173



17 17

Total 2020 (up to 16 February 2020)

17 17

Polio Fax issues

Middle East Polio Technical Bulletin

Surveillance Indicators

Supplementary Immunization Activities

Routine immunization
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