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Title: Coordination of Operation MECACAR Plus : report on the sixth meeting, Ankara, Turkey 20-22 October 1999
Authors: World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher: Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe
Language: English
Abstract: The sixth meeting on the coordination of Operation MECACAR Plus was attended by representatives of 16 participating countries from the WHO European (EUR) and Eastern Mediterranean (EMR) Regions and of the major partner organizations. Operation MECACAR/MECACAR Plus has led to unprecedented collaboration among 18 countries of EUR and EMR to coordinate implementation of polio eradication strategies. The last case of polio in EUR to date has been reported from Turkey with onset on 26 November 1998. Extraordinary progress toward polio eradication has also been achieved in EMR and reported polio is now at record low levels. Nevertheless, wild poliovirus transmission is still occurring in some MECACAR Plus countries of EMR, including Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan. Discussions focused on the results of Operation MECACAR Plus in 1999 and plans of action for 2000, improving surveillance in participating countries, and enriching the polio eradication partnership. Accelerated activities may be necessary in several MECACAR Plus countries to interrupt or prevent poliovirus transmission. Regional plans of action for the containment of wild poliovirus must be prepared as soon as possible to facilitate the certification process
Description: EURO; ONLINE
EUR/ICP/CMDS 03 02 04
29 p.
Subject: Poliomyelitis
Immunization Programs
Program Evaluation
Epidemiologic surveillance
Middle East
Commonwealth of Independent States
Context: prevention and control
metadata.dc.subject.other: Communicable Diseases and their Control
Gov't Doc #: EUR/ICP/CMDS 03 02 04
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