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.

In December:

  •  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.

For full update please click on pdf below.


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