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Poliomyelitis: intensification of the global eradication initiative (WHO resolution)

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EB130.R10
21 January 2012

130th session
Agenda item 6.10

The Executive Board,

Having considered the report on poliomyelitis: intensification of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative,

RECOMMENDS to the Sixty-fifth World Health Assembly the adoption of the following resolution:

The Sixty-fifth World Health Assembly,

Having considered the report on poliomyelitis: intensification of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative;

Recalling resolution WHA61.1 on poliomyelitis: mechanism for management of potential risks to eradication, which, inter alia, requested the Director-General to develop a new strategy to reinvigorate the fight to eradicate poliovirus and to develop appropriate strategies for managing the long-term risks of reintroduction of poliovirus and re-emergence of poliomyelitis, including the eventual cessation of use of oral poliovirus vaccine in routine immunization programmes;