Polio eradication initiative in Africa: influence on other infectious disease surveillance development
- PERFORMANCE OF ACUTE FLACCID PARALYSIS (AFP) SURVEILLANCE AND INCIDENCE OF POLIOMYELITIS, 1998-1999 (AS OF 25 NOVEMBER 1999). // Weekly Epidemiological Record;12/10/99, Vol. 74 Issue 49, p421
Presents a table depicting the performance of an acute flaccid paralysis as of November 1999. Incidence of poliomyelitis; Signs and symptoms of the disease; Prevention of the disease process.
- Update on Vaccine-Derived Polioviruses. // MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;10/13/2006, Vol. 55 Issue 40, p1093
The article offers information on vaccine-derived polioviruses (VDPV). Background on the Global Polio Eradication Initiative of the World Health Organization is presented. Several categories of VDPV are described. Risk factors for VDPV emergence are discussed. An overview of international VDPV...
- Current goals and prospects of the global polio eradication initiative. Ayukepi Ayukekbong, James // Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health;Dec2015, Vol. 69 Issue 12, p1133
The article discusses the objectives of Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) as of December 2015. Topics discussed include oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV), the need for GPEI to consider that eradication means extinction of the virus and not the absence of polio cases, and polio surveillance...
- Ebola Hinders Polio Surveillance. // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;6/9/2015, Vol. 313 Issue 22, p2214
The article discusses a poliovirus surveillance data for Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean, the 2 World Health Organization (WHO) regions with endemic wild poliovirus (WPV) transmission, revealing that countries affected by the Ebola virus declined in 2014 compared with 2013. Topics mentioned...
- MASSIVE ANTI-POLIO CAMPAIGN TO REACH 20 MILLION CHILDREN ACROSS MIDDLE EAST -- UN AGENCY. // African Business News;11/8/2013, p11
The article focuses on the anti-polio immunization campaign of the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) in the Middle East in November 2013. The mass immunization drive aims to prevent the spread of the polio outbreak in Syria to other areas in the region. Details of the campaign are...
- Don't Speak Too Soon: Polio Not Yet Eradicated. // AARC Times;Oct2015, Vol. 39 Issue 10, p67
The article reviews a study by researchers from the University of Michigan and published in a 2015 issue of the "PLOS Biology" journal which warned that even when the last cases of polio are finished in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria, it could take more than 3 years before victory is declared.
- Progress Toward Poliomyelitis Eradication -- Pakistan and Afghanistan, January 2005-May 2006. // MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;6/23/2006, Vol. 55 Issue 24, p679
Describes the strategies of Afghanistan and Pakistan for the eradication of poliomyelitis from January 2005 to May 2006. Coverage of the immunization activities in each country; Increase in acute flaccid paralysis reporting; Incidence rate of polio in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
- Certification of Polio Laboratory Containment in the Americas. // Immunization Newsletter;2008, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p2
The article offers information on the American Regional Commission for Certification of Poliovirus Laboratory Containment and Verification of Polio-free Status by the Pan American Health Organization. Its first meeting established terms of reference and regional standards conforming to Phase I...
- WHO's, What And How Awaited For The Country. SRIVASTAVA, EKTA // Day After;10/16/2013, Vol. 27 Issue 20, p44
The article discusses the regain of India of the position of regional director of World Health Organization's (WHO's) South-East Asia Region (SEAR) following a gap of 44 years. The implementation of polio eradication campaign of the country led by its government and partners is outlined. The...