Oct 17, 2012

Angola: International Experts Gathered to Fight Poliomyelitis.

Luanda — International experts and partners of the coalition against polio are meeting Tuesday in Luanda, to assess the new opportunities created as progress for eradication of this illness and define strategies for the coming years, Angop has learnt.

The meeting is taking place in a time that the World Health Organization (WHO) African region recorded important progress in the eradication of poliomyelitis, with only two countries with active transmission of this virus - Nigeria and Chad.

During two days, the participants will debate the evolution of the fight, exchange of experience, as well as outline new policies.

The participants are national experts of vaccination, representatives of scientific institutions and co-operation, such as CDC/Atalta, Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, Unicef and the WHO.