WHO says South Sudan polio free nowChristian Fernsby ▼ | June 19, 2020
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared South Sudan free of the poliovirus.
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The UN health agency said South Sudan's complete documentation for wild polio virus free status was accepted by the Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC), an independent body that is mandated to certify the Africa Region to have eradicated poliovirus.
In January, a delegation of the ARCC visited South Sudan to verify the accuracy and depth of the country's surveillance system and the implementation of the polio eradication program.
During the visit, the team thoroughly reviewed the complete national documentation prepared by the South Sudanese government and it accepted the east African country to be certified polio free, WHO said. ■