Endemic countries, Social mobilization, Vaccination campaigns
Pakistan Polio Update – December 2017
Update on polio eradication efforts in Pakistan for December 2017
The Pakistan polio snapshot gives a monthly update on key information and activities of the polio eradication initiative in Pakistan.
- No new cases of wild poliovirus (WPV1) were detected.
- More than 22 million children living in high-risk areas were vaccinated against poliovirus by a team of almost 143 000 dedicated frontline workers.
- Teams at transit points and borders successfully vaccinated 1 460 000 children.
Update on polio eradication efforts in Pakistan for May 2018
Honorine Mollard Billard, Polio Eradication Officer at WHO, speaks to us about critical country support to vaccination campaigns in Lao PDR and why it is important for polio-free countries to maintain high immunity.
Government launches emergency measures to prevent children from lifelong paralysis.
Update on polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan for May 2018
In the sahel surrounding Lake Chad, health workers provide vaccines to refugees and internally displaced people.
In hard-to-reach communities, a Canada-funded project is opening up access to health.