Who will assess the fight against polio in Ukraine

ВОЗ оценит борьбу с полиомиелитом в Украине

Perehinec experts reported the results of three rounds of supplementary polio immunization

The experts will focus on epidemiological surveillance.

In Ukraine began the work of the independent monitoring mission of the world health organization (who) assessment of the response to the polio outbreak. According to the press service of the Ministry of health, the experts will focus on epidemiological surveillance and the activities of government agencies and medical workers, aimed at preserving Ukraine’s status as a country free from polio.

The result of the work of the mission will be the conclusion of experts of the who, did you manage to stop the circulation of vaccine related polio virus in Ukraine.

The Deputy Minister of health Igor perehinets experts reported the results of three rounds of supplementary immunization against polio, which was held in Ukraine from October 2015 to February 2016.

According to him, at the time of the additional immunization of the planned 258 3 798 children aged 2 months to 10 years received at least one dose of OPV 3423803 children that 90.1%.

Perehinec recalled that one of the components in the fight against polio outbreak was the training of health professionals. In particular, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) conducted a series of trainings to increase the awareness of doctors in each area.

As reported Корреспондент.net that the European Union will provide Ukraine 1,255 million euros for their support in the fight against polio.