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Situation reports on the polio outbreak in Syria

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Situation update 16 January 2018

  • No new cases of cVDPV2 were reported this week. The total number of cVDPV2 cases remains 74. 
  • The most recent case (by date of onset of paralysis) is 21 September 2017 from Boukamal district, Deir Ez-Zor governorate. 
  • The first round of the second phase of the outbreak response started in Deir Ez-Zor city and in Hasakah and Homs governorates on 14 January. The round will commence in other parts of Deir Ez-Zor and in Raqqa in the coming days.

Syria cVDPV2 outbreak situation report 30, 16 January 2018

2018

Syria cVDPV2 outbreak situation report 29, 9 January 2018

Syria cVDPV2 outbreak situation report 28, 3 January 2018

2017

Syria cVDPV2 outbreak situation report 27, 19 December 2017

Syria cVDPV2 outbreak situation report 26, 12 December 2017

Syria cVDPV2 outbreak situation report 25, 6 December 2017

Syria cVDPV2 outbreak situation report 24, 28 November 2017

Syria cVDPV2 outbreak situation report 23, 21 November 2017

Syria cVDPV2 outbreak situation report 22, 14 November 2017

Syria cVDPV2 outbreak situation report 21, 7 November 2017

Syria cVDPV2 outbreak situation report 20, 31 October 2017

Syria cVDPV2 outbreak situation report 19, 24 October 2017

Syria cVDPV2 outbreak situation report 18, 17 October 2017

Syria cVDPV2 outbreak situation report 17, 10 October 2017

Syria cVDPV2 outbreak situation report 16, 3 October 2017

Syria cVDPV2 outbreak situation report 15, 26 September 2017

Syria cVDPV2 outbreak situation report 14, 19 September 2017

Syria cVDPV2 outbreak situation report 13, 12 September 2017

Syria cVDPV2 outbreak situation report 12, 6 September 2017

Syria cVDPV2 outbreak situation report 11, 29 August 2017

Syria cVDPV2 outbreak situation report 10, 22 August 2017

Syria cVDPV2 outbreak situation report 9, 15 August 2017

Syria cVDPV2 outbreak situation report 8, 8 August 2017

Syria cVDPV2 outbreak situation report 7, 1 August 2017

Syria cVDPV2 outbreak situation report 6, 25 July 2017

Syria cVDPV2 outbreak situation report 5, 18 July 2017

Syria cVDPV2 outbreak situation report 4, 12 July 2017

Syria cVDPV2 outbreak situation report 3, 4 July 2017

Syria cVDPV2 outbreak situation report 2, 27 June 2017

Syria cVDPV2 outbreak situation report 1, 19 June 2017

News

More than 355 000 children under 5-years old vaccinated against polio in hard to reach areas of Syria
18 August 2017

Related link

Global Polio Eradication Initiative



Key health-related statistics

Total population (000s)

22 712

Total health expenditure (% of general government expenditure)

4.8

Maternal mortality ratio (per 100 000 live births)

68

Primary health care centres and units (per 10 000 population)

0.9

Total life expectancy at birth (years)

64.5

Source: Country statistical profiles 2016

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Regional Health Observatory