Polio this week - As of 12 June 2013

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from Global Polio Eradication Initiative
Published on 12 Jun 2013 View Original

Polio this week - As of 12 June 2013

  • An emergency Horn of Africa polio outbreak meeting was held this week (9-10 June) in Cairo, Egypt, hosted by the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO). Chaired by EMRO Regional Director Dr Ala Alwan, the meeting was attended by the Chair of the Horn of Africa Technical Advisory Group, as well as representatives from WHO headquarters (including Dr Bruce Aylward, Assistant Director-General for Polio, Emergencies and Country Collaboration), EMRO, and country office teams from Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Yemen.

  • The meeting reviewed the current status and risks associated with the outbreak, as well as outbreak response activities and their expected impact and discussed strategies to further increasing support to countries and strengthening the outbreak response. More