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.
Girl or boy, health workers in Nigeria are determined to show parents that the polio vaccination is for all children.
Update on polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan for August 2018
Darcy Levison, WHO Polio Eradication Officer, speaks to us about the logistical challenges of reaching every single child with polio vaccine in the Lake Chad subregion.
Meet WHO’s Chris Maher, who has spent 25 years following polio to its last hiding places.
On Pakistan Independence Day, vaccinators break records for the number of children protected against polio.
By Roland Sutter, Research, Policy and Containment Team, Polio Eradication Department, WHO