Preliminary report on the Sub National Immunization Days in high risk regions in Tanzania 11th to 14th June 2011

The 55th ICC meeting held in December 2010, decided to conduct the SNIDs in the high risk regions in Tanzania to prevent the importation of Wild Polio Virus (WPV). This was also a recommendation from East Southern African EPI Managers meeting in Harare held in March 2011.

Tanzania was considered to be in a high risk of getting importation of WPV due to heavy traffic movements to and from neighbouring infected countries using the Dar Es Salaam harbour. Four regions Kagera, Kigoma, Rukwa and Mbeya were identified to be at highest risk.

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