Endemic countries, Surveillance, Vaccination campaigns
Afghanistan polio snapshot – November 2019
Update on polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan for November 2019
- Two cases of wild poliovirus were reported
- 5.6 million children were vaccinated.
- Permanent transit teams vaccinated 1,723,859 children and cross-border teams vaccinated 163 775 children
Polio eradication staff support COVID-19 response
Dr. Hamid Jafari, Director of Polio Eradication for the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region, speaks to us about the actions the programme is taking to turn the tide against the poliovirus in Afghanistan and elsewhere in the region.
Update on polio eradication efforts in Pakistan for January 2020
To end polio we must overcome gender barriers and support equality everywhere.
Meet WHO’s Dr Faten Kamel, who has spent close to 25 years outsmarting the virus in the Middle East, Horn of Africa and Central Asia.
Update on polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan for January 2020