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07 Apr 2017 description


165 Surveillance systems to track progress towards polio eradication worldwide, 2015–2016

175 Performance of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance and incidence of poliomyelitis, 2017

179 Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January– December 2016


165 Systèmes de surveillance pour suivre les progrès accomplis dans le monde vers l’éradication de la poliomyélite, 2015-2016

175 Fonctionnement de la surveillance de la paralysie flasque aiguë (PFA) et incidence de la poliomyélite, 2017

16 Mar 2017 description

WHO SEARO Press release 1644

New Delhi, 16 March 2017 - Health Ministers from countries in WHO South-East Asia Region which bear half the global TB burden, and WHO today signed a Call for Action for Ending TB, pledging to scale-up efforts and implement adequately funded, innovative, multisectoral and comprehensive measures to achieve the global target to end the disease by 2030.

10 Mar 2017 description

Key updates

  • Countries, territories and subnational areas reporting vector-borne Zika virus (ZIKV) infections for the first time since 1 February: None

  • Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system malformations potentially associated with ZIKV infection for the first time since 1 February: Mexico, Saint Martin

  • Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome cases associated with ZIKV infection for the first time since 1 February: Curaçao, Trinidad and Tobago

15 Feb 2017 description

The twelfth meeting of the Emergency Committee (EC) under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened via teleconference by the Director General on 7 February 2017.

03 Feb 2017 description

Washington, Feb. 1, 2017 (PAHO/WHO)—As the world marks one year since a global Public Health Emergency was announced due to the rapid spread of Zika from Brazil to and then to 75 other countries, experts are grappling to understand more about this new virus. They are exploring ways to improve the response to outbreaks, including research on integrated management of the mosquitos that transmit the disease.