Endemic countries, Social mobilization, Vaccination campaigns
Afghanistan Polio Snapshot – August 2017
Update on polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan for August 2017
The Afghanistan polio snapshot gives a monthly update on key information and activities of the polio eradication initiative in Afghanistan.
August updates include:
- One new case of wild poliovirus was reported, bringing the total number of cases to 6 in 2017
- National vaccination campaigns were carried out across all 34 provinces, aimed at reaching over 9.9 million children under 5 with oral polio vaccine OPV
- Over 155,000 children were reached in IPV-OPV campaigns across 8 districts in the Southern region
In at-risk areas of Chad, large-scale polio campaigns are increasing the immunity of every child.
The strong polio eradication infrastructure in Borno is supporting Nigeria to vaccinate over eight million people against yellow fever.
Polio can’t be cured, but it can be prevented. Two important tools help to prevent polio – two safe, effective vaccines. Find out about the oral polio vaccine and the inactivated poliovirus vaccine and their roles in the polio eradication effort.
In Afghanistan, frontline health workers explain to parents why the polio vaccine must be delivered multiple times
Update on polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan for January 2018
The polio surveillance system is finding the virus in the most challenging areas so that children can be protected and polio stopped for good.