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Acute flaccid paralysis surveillance review in Somalia, 21–24 March 2013

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The World Health Organization (WHO) is planning to conduct an acute flaccid paralysis surveillance review in Somalia from 21 to 24 March 2013. The surveillance review will cover Northeast Somalia, Northwest Somalia and Mogadishu. The review mission will include participation from two other regions of WHO, WHO headquarters and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

The objectives of the review are to:

assess the sensitivity of the surveillance system to detect circulating poliovirus;

conduct field visits to evaluate acute flaccid paralysis surveillance system management, data flow, quality, completeness, timeliness and reporting, and to evaluate staff competence in assessing preparedness for detection and response to importation;

make recommendations to ensure the maintenance of a high level of sensitivity capable of early detection of importation.

Indicators and information

Wild polio cases by country in the Region for 2015–2016

Country

P1

Total

2015
Afghanistan 20 20
Pakistan 54 54
Total 2015 74 74
2016 (up to 3 July 2016)
Afghanistan 6 6
Pakistan 13 13

Total 2016

19

19

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