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
Girl or boy, health workers in Nigeria are determined to show parents that the polio vaccination is for all children.
Update on polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan for August 2018
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By Roland Sutter, Research, Policy and Containment Team, Polio Eradication Department, WHO