Endemic countries, Social mobilization, Vaccination campaigns
Afghanistan Polio Snapshot – November 2017
Update on polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan for November 2017
The Afghanistan polio snapshot gives a monthly update on key information and activities of the polio eradication initiative in Afghanistan.
- Three new cases of wild poliovirus (WPV1) were detected, two in Nangarhar, and one in Kandahar provinces.
- Over 6 million children under five years of age were targeted during subnational immunization days and a staggered districts campaign.
- Permanent transit teams successfully vaccinated 1,107,521 children against polio, whilst cross-border teams vaccinated 89,513 children.
For full update please click on pdf below.
Update on polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan for December 2017
We join Dr Urs Herzog, Rotarian, polio eradicator, National PolioPlus Advocacy Advisor for Rotary Switzerland and polio survivor himself, as he explains the financial costs of the programme and why it is critical that we eradicate every trace of the virus.
Update on polio eradication efforts in Pakistan for November 2017
€ 2 million in support pledged to help defeat last remaining reservoirs of the virus
Member states commended for support of polio eradication efforts at the recent Islamic Conference of Health Ministers in Jeddah
Global progress and renewed commitment brought us closer than ever to a world without polio.