Recorded: EIP 2013 ● Language: English ● Duration: 26 minutes Topic: Pediatric Infectious Diseases


Speaker: YAGOB AL MAZROU, MB ChB, DCH, PhD, FRCGP Dr, Secretary-General, Council of Health Services, Saudi Arabia

  Description & Learning Objectives: The session will describe the achievements of the Poliomyelitis Eradication Initiative since 1988 when the World Health Organization and the national governments agreed on the target of Poliomyelitis Eradication from the whole world. It then will show the present situation of the disease distribution and lastly will illustrate the plan under implementation to finalize the task of eradication in the three remaining countries, the lessons we learned from the whole process and how this will be utilized for other diseases’ eradication or elimination.