Endemic countries, Social mobilization, Vaccination campaigns
Afghanistan polio snapshot – January 2018
Update on polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan for January 2018
The Afghanistan polio snapshot gives a monthly update on key information and activities of the polio eradication initiative in Afghanistan.
- Three new cases of wild poliovirus (WPV1) were detected, two from Kandahar province, and one from Nangarhar province.
- 6.1 million children under five years of age were targeted during subnational immunization days across 24 provinces.
- Permanent transit teams successfully vaccinated 1 231 180 children against polio, whilst cross-border teams vaccinated 68 966 children.
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