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