Polio Eradication Initiative | Strategy/policy | Care for post-polio paralytic cases

Care for children with post-polio paralysis

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Children who have had polio are among the largest group of people with physical disabilities. Early intervention and care of paralytic children and their rehabilitation is vital to improve the quality of their lives and allow them to become productive members of society as adults. It is important that children with polio continue with their education to fulfil their academic ambitions. Special care should be given to children with polio as they often require special aiding devices and physiotherapy exercises to prevent aggravated manifestations as a result of polio disease.

Indicators and information

Wild polio cases by country in the Region for 2018 - 2019


P1 Total



21 21


12 12

Total 2018

33 33



22 22


94 94

Total 2019 (up to 8 December 2019)

116 116

Polio Fax issues

Middle East Polio Technical Bulletin

Surveillance Indicators

Supplementary Immunization Activities

Routine immunization
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