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World Health Organization : Year 1999 ; World Health Organization Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, Polio 060 E L: Fifth Interregional Meeting on Coordination of Operation Mecacar

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Title: World Health Organization : Year 1999 ; World Health Organization Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, Polio 060 E L: Fifth Interregional Meeting on Coordination of Operation Mecacar  
Author: World Health Organization
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Subject: Health., Public health, Wellness programs
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Organization, W. H. (n.d.). World Health Organization : Year 1999 ; World Health Organization Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, Polio 060 E L. Retrieved from http://hawaiilibrary.net/


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1. INTRODUCTION The fifth interregional meeting on coordination of Operation MECACAR was held in Cairo, Egypt, from 20 to 22 October 1998. Participants included national staff responsible for poliomyelitis eradication and representatives from UNICEF, Rotary International, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, USA, WHO headquarters and WHO regional offices for the European and Eastern Mediterranean Regions. The meeting agenda, programme and list of participants are attached in Annexes 1,2 and 3 respectively. Dr Mahmoud Abou El Nasr, on behalf of the Minister of Health and Population, Egypt, welcomed all participants and stressed the importance of poliomyelitis eradication. He informed the meeting that in Egypt the Expended Programme on Immunization (EPI), which started in 1982, had seen a fall in cases reported during 1982 to 1997 from 2500 to only 14.

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CONTENTS INTRODUCTION .........................................................................................................1.. . OVERVIEW OF THE POLIOMYELITIS SITUATION .................................................1 2.1 Current situation of the global poliomyelitis eradication initiative ......................... 1 2.2 Regional overview of the poliomyelitis situation. Eastern Mediterranean Region . 3 2.3 Regional overview of the poliomyelitis situation. European Region ...................... 5 COUNTRY EXPERIENCE .............................................................................................. 7 3.1 Afghanistan ...........................................................................................................7.. 3.2 Albania ....................................................................................................................8 3.3 Armenia ................................................................................................................... 9 3.4 Azerbai.j .a n ................................................................................................................ 9 3.5 Georgia .................................................................................................................. 10 3.6 Islamic Republic of Iran ......................................................................................1.1. 3.7 Iraq ......................................................................................................................... 11 3.8 Jordan .................................................................................................................1..2. 3.9 Kazakhstan ............................................................................................................ 12 3.10 Kyrgyzstan ............................................................................................................. 13 3.1 1 Lebanon ................................................................................................................. 14 3.12 Pakistan .................................................................................................................1. 5 3.13 Russian Federation ................................................................................................ 16 3.14 Syrian Arab Republic ............................................................................................ 18 . . 3.15 Tajikistan ............................................................................................................... 18 3.16 Turkey .................................................................................................................... 18 3.17 Ukraine .................................................................................................................. 19 3.18 Uzbekistan ............................................................................................................. 20 3.19 Yugoslavia ............................................................................................................. 21 INNOVATIVEISPECIAL APPROACHES IN SURVEILLANCE ............................ 21 4.1 Involvement of private practitioners ..................................................................... 21 4.2 Active surveillance .............................................................................................2..2. 4.3 Surveillance in difficult situations ......................................................................... 23 GENOMIC CHARACTERIZATION OF CIRCULATING WILD POLIOVIRUS ....... 26 5.1 Global situation ..................................................................................................... 26 5.2 Regional situation .................................................................................................. 27 SUPPLEMENTARY IMMUNIZATION ACTIVITIES ................................

 

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