Afghanistan polio snapshot – March 2018

Update on polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan for March 2018

In March:

  • 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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