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About the Polio Eradication Initiative

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The Global Polio Eradication Initiative is the largest public health initiative aimed at eradicating polio. In 1988 the World Health Assembly passed a resolution to eradicate polio and launched the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. In October 1988, the resolution was adopted by the Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean for implementation in the Region.

The Initiative is a partnership between national governments and spearheading partners, namely, the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, and Rotary International. Other important partners have also joined the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, including regional partners.

 

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 23 April 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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