Endemic countries, Vaccination campaigns
Afghanistan polio snapshot – May 2020
Update on polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan for May 2020
- 1 case of wild poliovirus were reported
- 318 children were vaccinated.
- Polio vaccination activities continued to stay postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak
Vaccinators aim to fill urgent immunity gaps that have widened in the under-five population.
While the COVID-19 response dominates community health concerns, every missed opportunity for vaccination puts the fragile gains made against polio in Somalia at risk of being undone.
Dr Fiona Braka, Immunization Team Lead for WHO Nigeria, speaks about fighting polio outbreaks and toppling gender barriers.
US$ 8.8 billion pledged to fund immunization through Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.
Update on polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan for April 2020
We join Joana on a vaccination day in Happyland, one of the poorest and most densely populated areas of the city.