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Title: Prevention of cross-border transmission of wild poliovirus between the Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, the Syrisn Arab Republic and Turkey : report on the 3rd coordination meeting, Istanbul, Turkey, 1-2 February 1999
Authors: World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe
Issue Date: 1999
Publisher: Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe
Language: English
Abstract: The purpose of the meeting was to evaluate and discuss the results of the mopping-up phase of Operation MECACAR. Plus in the autumn of 1998, to discuss and plan coordinated operations focusing on border areas/territories for the spring National Immunization Days in 1999, and to discuss problems and share experience of the various efforts used to reach the high-risk subpopulation in participating countries. The countries reported significant progress towards poliomyelitis eradication, particularly the substantially improved quality of the mopping-up operations. The major recommendations of the meeting included: continued collaboration and better coordination of mass vaccination campaigns in high-risk border areas to prevent cross-border transmission of wild poliovirus; achieving high quality in such campaigns (National Immunization Days as well as mopping-up operations); and acceleration of the implementation of high-quality surveillance for acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) that meet the criteria for certification
Description: EURO; HQ
EUR/ICP/CMDS 03 02 06
14 p.
Subject: Poliomyelitis
Immunization Programs
Program Evaluation
Epidemiologic surveillance
Paralysis
Transients and Migrants
Iran (Islamic Republic of )
Iraq
Syrian Arab Republic
Turkey
Context: prevention and control
epidemiology
metadata.dc.subject.other: Communicable Diseases and their Control
Gov't Doc #: EUR/ICP/CMDS 03 02 06
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/108210
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