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
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
Girl or boy, health workers in Nigeria are determined to show parents that the polio vaccination is for all children.
Update on polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan for August 2018
Darcy Levison, WHO Polio Eradication Officer, speaks to us about the logistical challenges of reaching every single child with polio vaccine in the Lake Chad subregion.