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Polio Eradication is one of the resolutions in the 59th session of the Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean

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Discussions during the Regional Committee No. 59 Polio comes on top of discussions during 59th session of the RC Lunch of 1 OctoberThe Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean concluded its 59th session by issuing an 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 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.

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Wild polio cases by country in the Region for 2013–2014 (Week 47 ending 23 November 2014)

Country

P1

Total

2013
Afghanistan 14 14
Pakistan 93 93
Somalia 194 194
Syria 35 35
Total 2013 336 336
2014
Afghanistan 21 21
Iraq 2 2
Pakistan 260 260
Somalia 5 5
Syria 1 1

Total 2014

289

289

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