Endemic countries, Social mobilization, Vaccination campaigns
Afghanistan polio snapshot – March 2018
Update on polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan for March 2018
- Four cases of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) were reported, two cases from Ghaziabad district of Kunar province, and one case each from Shahwalikot and Khakrez districts in Kandahar province.
- 4 million children under five years of age were targeted during national immunization days in 358 districts of 31 provinces.
- Permanent transit teams successfully vaccinated 1 158 083 children against polio, whilst cross-border teams vaccinated 73 869 children.
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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.
Meet WHO’s Chris Maher, who has spent 25 years following polio to its last hiding places.
On Pakistan Independence Day, vaccinators break records for the number of children protected against polio.
By Roland Sutter, Research, Policy and Containment Team, Polio Eradication Department, WHO