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.
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By Roland Sutter, Research, Policy and Containment Team, Polio Eradication Department, WHO