Polio eradication this week:
Ministers of Health from around the world are convening this week at WHO’s Executive Board meeting to set global public health policies. Among other topics, representatives are anticipated to review the current polio epidemiology and global preparedness plans for the phased removal of oral polio vaccines. A report has been prepared to facilitate discussions.
This week, a review meeting of experts is taking place in Beirut, Lebanon, to review the impact of current outbreak response activities in the Middle East and agree on strategies for moving forward for phase III of the outbreak response.