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 2019 - 2020


P1 Total



29 29


146 146

Total 2019

175 175



17 17

Total 2020 (up to 23 February 2020)

17 17

Polio Fax issues

Middle East Polio Technical Bulletin

Surveillance Indicators

Supplementary Immunization Activities

Routine immunization
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