Endemic countries, Social mobilization, Vaccination campaigns
Afghanistan polio snapshot – May 2018
Update on polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan for May 2018
- There was one new case of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1).
- 9.9 million children under five years of age were targeted during national immunization days in 399 districts of 34 provinces.
- Permanent transit teams successfully vaccinated 1 108 591 children against polio, whilst cross-border teams vaccinated 78 075 children.
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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.
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.
Dr Farzia Sadat was forced out of university for six years, but she persisted. Now she manages over a thousand people in the polio eradication initiative in Afghanistan.