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Polio this week as of 27 July 2017

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  • The first report of the Transition Independent Monitoring Board (TIMB) has now been published, following the group’s first meeting last month. The TIMB has been established at the request of the Polio Oversight Board (POB) to independently monitor and guide the polio transition process, especially in the 16 countries prioritized for transition planning. The group’s next meeting will be held in London,
    United Kingdom, on 2-3 November. More.

  • Five country-wide vaccination campaigns have been held in Pakistan since October 2016, preparing for the 2017 high season for poliovirus transmission, which runs from June until September. Read more about what the high season means for eradication.

  • Read the latest polio update from WHO Afghanistan to see information on cases, surveillance and vaccination campaigns for the month of June.

  • Summary of newly-reported viruses this week: Pakistan – six new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1)-positive environmental samples. See country-specific section below, for more details.