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Occupied palestinian territory certification status

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The National Certification Committee of occupied Palestinian territory submitted its basic national documentation for certification with data up to the end of 2005. It was accepted by the Eastern Mediterranean Regional Certification Commission.

Annual updates were received for years 2006–2008 and accepted.

Final national documentation for regional certification with data up to 2009 was accepted in 2010.

Abridged annual updates and annual updates were received and accepted for the years 2010-2012. 

National Certification Committee for occupied Palestinian territory

Year of establishment: 1996

Dr Mowaffaq AmerChaired since 2005 by:          

Dr Mowaffaq Amer
West Bank
Occupied Palestinian territory 

Previously chaired by:            

Dr Anwar Doudin
Neuro Pediatrics – Director of Yamamah Hospital
Membership ended by: 2004

WHO’s work with partners

Local access negotiators and the International Committee of the Red Cross made it possible to access areas affected by insecurity. Previously unaccessible communities were reached in all vaccinations rounds from January to September 2012.

AusAID work in Afghanistan

Indicators and information

Wild polio cases by country in the Region for 2013–2014 (Week 41 ending 12 October 2014)




Afghanistan 14 14
Pakistan 93 93
Somalia 194 194
Syria 35 35
Total 2013 336 336
Afghanistan 12 12
Iraq 2 2
Pakistan 206 206
Somalia 5 5
Syria 1 1

Total 2014



Polio Fax issues

Middle East Polio Technical Bulletin

Surveillance indicators

Supplementary immunization activities

Routine immunization
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