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

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