important resolution which supports polio eradication in the region. The Committee calls on Afghanistan and Pakistan, the only two countries where polio cases are reported, to continue their concerted efforts to address the eradication of poliomyelitis as a national health emergency. It also urges Member States to express their solidarity for Afghanistan and Pakistan in their efforts to eradicate poliomyelitis, through political, financial and technical support.The Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean concluded its 59th session by issuing an
The 59th session of the Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean was hosted in Cairo, Egypt, from 1 to 4 October 2012 where a report on the progress of poliomyelitis eradication in the Region was one of the agenda items. In addition, a briefing on “Polio-free Region – a joint responsibility” has been organized to take place during the ministerial lunch meeting on 1 October.