POLIO [to 16 May 2015]

POLIO [to 16 May 2015]
Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)

GPEI Update: Polio this week – As of 13 May 2015
Global Polio Eradication Initiative
[Editor’s Excerpt and text bolding]
Full report: http://www.polioeradication.org/Dataandmonitoring/Poliothisweek.aspx
:: Ministers of Health from around the world will meet in Geneva, Switzerland, next week for the annual World Health Assembly. The Ministers will discuss a number of topics related to public health, including polio eradication. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative has prepared a status report for delegates. The report and an accompanying resolution are expected to inform the discussions.
:: The latest semi-annual status report has been published and covers the period July to December 2014. The report provides an in-depth epidemiological and programmatic update for endemic, re-infected and high-risk countries.
:: Liberia and Sierra Leone have conducted polio and measles vaccination campaigns during the first week of May. These are the first campaigns conducted in these countries since 2013 (due to the Ebola outbreak). Polio staff in these countries continue to assist in the Ebola outbreak response efforts
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Selected excerpts from Country-specific Reports [No new polio cases reported]