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20 Jul 2011 description

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Deadly serious' funding gap and need to implement strategies consistently

Independent Monitoring Board report

In particular, the IMB expresses concern at the situations in DR Congo, Chad and Angola, and the continuing increase in cases in Pakistan.

The IMB underscores '7 important positive signs' which - if achieved by end 2011 - would affirm that the programme is back on track to interrupt all polio transmission by end-2012:

  1. no recurrence of cases in India by end-2011;

24 May 2011 description

The global health community signalled strong commitment to polio eradication this week, underlining the financial needs to finish the job.