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Polio this week as of 27 November 2019

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  • A four-day regional emergency preparedness workshop is currently underway in Lomé, Togo, for senior public health officials to strengthen the capabilities within West African countries to respond to polio outbreaks. Read more about the workshop.
  • "It was good to know that a country like India could eradicate polio. It gives us hope that Pakistan can do it too, and we will soon be polio free." These are the words of Aziz Memon, a Rotarian who has dedicated his life to fight polio in Pakistan. Read about his journey.
  • Summary of new viruses this week (AFP cases and ES positives): Pakistan--- five WPV1 cases, two cVDPV2 cases and one cVDPV2 positive environmental sample; Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo)- five cVDPV2 cases; Benin -- four cVDPV2 cases; Ghana--- four cVDPV2 cases and two cVDPV2 positive environmental samples; Philippines -- three cVDPV2 cases and five cVDPV2 positive environmental samples; Togo -- two cVDPV2 cases.