Countdown begins in Angola

A special bulletin from the World Health Organization office in Angola on polio eradication activities in a country where the virus has re-established transmission.

The Independent Monitoring Board in its July report raised concerns about the quality of polio vaccination campaigns in Angola, particularly in the Luanda area. This new bulletin provides reports from the field on the most recent activity.

From 8-10 July, 2.1 million children under age five were vaccinated against polio in four high risk provinces, namely Cunene, Luanda, Kuando-Kubango and Uíge. It wasn’t just another Sub-national Immunization Day but a decisive step to stop wild polio virus transmission in Angola.

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