Fact sheet on the SDGs: Poliomyelitis (2017)




By 2017, transmission of wild poliovirus was at its lowest levels ever, with endemic transmission occurring in parts of only 3 countries worldwide. Sustained effort is needed to maintain polio-free status in the WHO European Region. This fact sheet includes facts and figures, outlines the challenges, charts indicators of progress and shares commitments made by Member States to tackle this issue.