Endemic countries, Social mobilization, Vaccination campaigns
Afghanistan polio snapshot – December 2017
Update on polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan for December 2017
The Afghanistan polio snapshot gives a monthly update on key information and activities of the polio eradication initiative in Afghanistan.
- Two new cases of wild poliovirus (WPV1) were detected, both from Shahwalikot district in Kandahar province.
- 5.5 million children under five years of age were targeted during subnational immunization days across 22 provinces.
- Permanent transit teams successfully vaccinated 1 121 074 children against polio, whilst cross-border teams vaccinated 80 543 children.
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Update on polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan for September 2018
Update on polio eradication efforts in Pakistan for September 2018
Religious clerics promote routine immunization and other health services by delivering messages to husbands, fathers and sons at mosques.
Over 31 million children will be vaccinated against measles in Pakistan in a countrywide immunization campaign supported by the polio programme’s greatest asset: its people.
Special report on Papua New Guinea
Head of WHO Chad Dr Jean-Bosco Ndihokubwayo speaks about the ongoing efforts to reach every child with polio vaccine across Chad