Poliomyelitis Eradication: Progress Report
AbstractOne of the objectives of the Regional Strategic Plan for the Expanded Programme on Immunization 2006-2009 is to accelerate polio eradication, as stated in Regional Committee Resolution AFR/RC56/R1 adopted at the fifty-sixth session of the Committee in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 2006. 2. Since the adoption of Resolution AFR/RC54/R8, there has been sustained political commitment to polio eradication in Member States. Governments have increased funding for polio activities and adopted innovations and new approaches initiated by international and local oversight bodies. 3. However, due to various recurrences, there is still need to intensify polio eradication activities and improve routine immunization in the Region. The resurgence of wild poliovirus transmission in Nigeria and its spread to neighbouring countries; continued internal transmission in Angola, Central African Republic, Chad and Democratic Republic of Congo; and importations from Sudan to Kenya and Uganda underscore this need.
Regional Committee for Africa, 59. (2011). Poliomyelitis Eradication: Progress Report. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/1790