On the eve of the press service of the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a statement of management of an international organization, which expressed concern about the lack of funds to fight polio.Given the fact that the deficit in the financing of this work may reach 1.3 billion US dollars, the leadership of WHO urged member states not to reduce funding for programs.
In the near future in Geneva, the WHO must pass the meeting, during which will be discussed in a strategy to eradicate polio in the period from 2010 to 2012.It is worth recalling that the plan to combat these infections was presented at the annual meeting of the members of the international organization, which was held in May this year.
According to information published in the press service of an international organization, for the moment shortage of funding for the fight against polio in a total of 1.3 billion dollars, or, in other words, almost 50% of the costs specified for this purpose plannedfor the period from 2010 to 2012.
reports on the pages an Internet resource medportal.ru, in this regard, WHO Director-General Magaret Chan (Margaret Chan) called on governments that are members of an international organization, fully preserve the planned financing of the fight against polio.The head of the WHO stressed that the next three years, and, especially, the first 12 months, should be a turning point in the eradication of this dangerous infectious disease.
WHO experts note that in 2009, resulting in paralysis of poliomyelitis infection developed in a total of 1595 children in 24 countries.At the same time, today on our planet, there are several areas where it is constantly circulating wild poliovirus strains.It is about Nigeria, remote areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan, as well as the Indian states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.
Previously published results of virological investigations poliovirus causing the outbreak in Tajikistan in April 2010, suggest that an infectious agent has been introduced into Central Asia from India.WHO experts say that polio was confirmed in 239 Tajik children.
The previous outbreak of infection specified in the Central Asian state was recorded in 1997, after which Tajikistan was officially recognized as a country free of polio.