Acute Flaccid Paralysis Surveillance in Zambia: Progress towards the Polio End Game

ABSTRACT

Background:  In the global polio eradication initiative acute flaccid paralysis cases are followed up two to three months after onset of paralysis to assess recovery of the children. In Zambia AFP cases are followed up regularly but there is no documentation of the clinical and laboratory findings. The purpose of this paper is to document the support WHO country office offers to the follow up of the AFP cases in Zambia to identify gaps which the WHO Country office could address.