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About the Polio Eradication Initiative

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The Global Polio Eradication Initiative is a public-private partnership led by national governments with spearheading partners – the World Health Organization (WHO)Rotary International, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. Its goal is to eradicate polio worldwide. Other important partners have also joined the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, including regional partners.

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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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