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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 2013–2014 (Week 43ending 26 October 2014)

Country

P1

Total

2013
Afghanistan 14 14
Pakistan 93 93
Somalia 194 194
Syria 35 35
Total 2013 336 336
2014
Afghanistan 12 12
Iraq 2 2
Pakistan 220 220
Somalia 5 5
Syria 1 1

Total 2014

240

240

Polio Fax issues

Middle East Polio Technical Bulletin

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Supplementary immunization activities

Routine immunization
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