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POST 00468E : ELIMINATION OF POLIO FROM AFRICA BY 2005 2 July 2002 _____________________________________________________________ Many of you have followed with interest the meeting of the Heads of State and Government of the Group of Eight (G8) recently held in Kananaskis, Canada. The initiative taken by African States in adopting the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) extended first at Genoa in July 2001, was presented to the G8 leaders by its four promoters, Presidents Wade of Sénégal, Bouteflika of Algeria, Obasanjo of Nigeria and Mbeki of South Africa. The G8 leaders accepted the NEPAD and adopted an initial response, the "Africa Action Plan". Following soon after the EURO certification announcement of last week, there is yet another piece of extraordinary news on polio eradication work contained in this Action Plan. Chapter VI of the Action Plan is devoted to Health :"VI. Improving Health and Confronting HIV/AIDS". I reproduce here point 6.3 of the Action Plan concerning immunization and polio elimination : 6.3 Accelerating the elimination and mitigation in Africa of polio, river blindness and other diseases or health deficiencies – including by: * Providing, on a fair and equitable basis, sufficient resources to eliminate polio by 2005; and, * Supporting relevant public-private partnerships for the immunization of children and the elimination of micro-nutrient deficiencies in Africa. This is exciting news ! And those who would like to explore further the Summit's conclusions and the Africa Action Plan are invited to consult the Government of Canada G8 Summit site at the following URL : The text of the NEPAD is also available in downloadable PDF format on that site. All information is available both in French and English versions. Good surfing! Claude Letarte Moderator _____________________________________________________________________ ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- CONTRIBUTIONS: Contributions to: or use your reply button! The TechNet21 e-Forum welcomes new subscribers who are involved in immunization services. SUBCRIBE: To subscribe, send an e-mail to: Leave the SUBJECT area BLANK, do not type anything. In the body text, just write: Subscribe TECHNET21E Surname Name Do not use any accents in your name and surname. UNSUBSCRIBE: To unsubscribe, send an e-mail to: Leave the SUBJECT area BLANK, do not type anything. In the body text, just write: Unsubscribe TECHNET21E ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ARCHIVES Archives of posted messages classified by month starting with 1 January 2000 are accessible to all TechNet21 subscribers at the following site : Archives for postings prior to January 2000 can be found at the following site : Or by request to the Moderator at mailto:[log in to unmask] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Archives for files (documents) are under revision to clean old documents and drafts that are already replaced with new ones, and will be made available soon at a specific site. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The World Health Organization and UNICEF support TechNet21. The TechNet21 e-Forum is a communication/information tool for generation of ideas on how to improve immunization services. It is moderated by Claude Letarte and is hosted in cooperation with the Centre de coopération internationale en santé et développement, Québec, Canada ( -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
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