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.
For full update please click on pdf below.
Update on polio eradication efforts in Pakistan for May 2018
Honorine Mollard Billard, Polio Eradication Officer at WHO, speaks to us about critical country support to vaccination campaigns in Lao PDR and why it is important for polio-free countries to maintain high immunity.
Government launches emergency measures to prevent children from lifelong paralysis.
Update on polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan for May 2018
In the sahel surrounding Lake Chad, health workers provide vaccines to refugees and internally displaced people.
In hard-to-reach communities, a Canada-funded project is opening up access to health.