WHO Europe: Polio commission calls on Europe to improve surveillance and reporting

WHO Europe: Polio commission calls on Europe to improve surveillance and reporting
06-06-2013
On the basis of evidence provided by the Member States in the WHO European Region, summarizing their efforts for poliomyelitis (polio) surveillance, monitoring and immunization, the European Regional Commission for the Certification of Poliomyelitis Eradication (RCC) reaffirmed the Region’s polio-free status at its 27th annual meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark on 30–31 May 2013.

Nevertheless, the RCC called for significantly greater engagement in the Region to maintain polio-fee status until global eradication is achieved. Professor David Salisbury of the United Kingdom, RCC chair, expressed its concern that national programmes are “not sustaining the level of quality needed”…

http://www.euro.who.int/en/what-we-do/health-topics/communicable-diseases/poliomyelitis/news/news/2013/06/polio-commission-calls-on-europe-to-improve-surveillance-and-reporting