Poliomyelitis Eradication: progress report
AbstractAcceleration of polio eradication activities is one of the main objectives of the Regional Strategic Plan for the Expanded Programme on Immunization 2006-2009 as outlined in Resolution AFR/RC56/R1 adopted at the fifty-sixth session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 2006. 2. Following the adoption of Resolution AFR/RC54/R8, increased political commitment has been realized. This has been evidenced by direct government funding of polio eradication activities, acceptance of the use of more effective vaccines and adoption of innovative countryspecific strategies. 3. Only Afghanistan, India, Nigeria and Pakistan remain polio-endemic countries. In the African Region, the continued transmission of wild polioviruses in parts of Northern Nigeria and resultant importations to other countries require further intensification of immunization and surveillance activities. To ensure impact, innovative approaches to improve acceptability, community participation and ownership will have to be intensified.
Regional Committee for Africa, 58. (2011). Poliomyelitis Eradication: progress report. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/1781