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Polio this week - as of 15 January 2014

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Polio this week

The data table below is as of 15 January 2014

In Syria, polio vaccination campaigns continue despite challenges. According to preliminary results more than 2 million children were immunized against polio across Syria last week during a third round of vaccination in response to a polio outbreak in the country. For more, please click here.

India celebrates three years since its last case of polio, despite once being considered the most challenging place to end the disease. Pending final clearance of December and January laboratory samples, the Regional Certification Commission is expected to certify the South-East Asia Region of the World Health Organization as polio-free in March. For more, please click here

The WHO Executive Board (EB) will meet in Geneva on 20-25 January. Ahead of the EB session, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) published the report: “Poliomyelitis: intensification of the global eradication initiative”. The full report is available in English and French here.