Endemic countries, Social mobilization, Vaccination campaigns
Afghanistan Polio Snapshot – October 2017
Update on polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan for October 2017
The Afghanistan polio snapshot gives a monthly update on key information and activities of the polio eradication initiative in Afghanistan.
- Two new cases of wild poliovirus (WPV1) were reported, one in Nangarhar, and one in Kandahar provinces.
- Nine new WPV1 positive environmental samples were reported in Kandahar, Nangarhar and Helmand provinces.
- Over 202,000 children under the age of 5 were vaccinated in two different case response campaigns.
- Permanent transit teams successfully vaccinated 1,177,616 children against polio, whilst cross-border teams vaccinated 125,326 children.
In Karachi, Pakistan, Rotary PolioPlus activities are building community trust.
Update on polio eradication efforts in Pakistan for March 2018
Update on polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan for March 2018
Contributions to WHO and UNICEF will help end polio in Afghanistan, and fund global eradication efforts.
This World Immunization Week, let’s take a few moments to remember what our world really looked like before vaccines.
In Iraq, polio vaccinators work to protect conflict-affected children.