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28 Jul 2015 description

A high-level visit to Selam Health Centre in Addis Ababa this month marked continuing commitment to keeping Ethiopia polio-free

27 Jun 2015 description

The polio outbreaks in Ethiopia and Kenya were declared over this June, emphasizing the importance of strong surveillance in knowing the virus has gone from a country.

No ‘polio-free’ without surveillance

07 Apr 2009 description


- Total number of cases from 1 June 2008 to 7 April 2009:

Sudan: 51

Ethiopia: 0

Kenya: 4

Uganda: 6

- Countries infected: Sudan (Southern and Northern), Ethiopia. Kenya and Uganda.

- In 2003-2005, an outbreak of polio from the Horn of Africa infected countries as far away as Indonesia.

- Rapid response with high-quality immunization campaigns (according to the World Health Assembly resolution


An outbreak of polio in the Horn of Africa threatens Ethiopia, Sudan, Kenya, and Uganda, with a high risk of further international spread.