Endemic countries, Vaccination campaigns
Afghanistan polio snapshot – October 2019
Update on polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan for October 2019
- Four cases of wild poliovirus were reported
- 5.41 million children were vaccinated.
- Permanent transit teams vaccinated 1 832 016 children and cross-border teams vaccinated 162 872 children
Health workers are the beating heart of every health system and the majority - seventy percent worldwide - are women. Meet Noora, Zainab and Feriha, who deliver polio vaccine to communities against formidable odds.
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.