Endemic countries, Vaccination campaigns
Afghanistan Polio Snapshot – July 2017
Update on polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan for July 2017
The Afghanistan polio snapshot gives a monthly update on key information and activities of the polio eradication initiative in Afghanistan.
July updates include:
- One new case of wild poliovirus was reported, bringing the total number of cases to 5 in 2017
- Vaccination campaigns were carried out across 28 provinces, aimed at reaching 6.5 million children under 5 with oral polio vaccine OPV
- Smaller campaigns aimed to reach 104,000 children with IPV & OPV in Kabul City and Khak-e-Safed district of Farah province, and 43,000 children with OPV in Paktika province
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.