Endemic countries, Social mobilization, Vaccination campaigns
Pakistan polio update – February 2018
Update on polio eradication efforts in Pakistan for February 2018
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.
- 39 million children were vaccinated against poliovirus by a team of almost 260 000 dedicated frontline workers.
- Teams at transit points and borders successfully vaccinated 1.4 million children.
Over 31 million children will be vaccinated against measles in Pakistan in a countrywide immunization campaign supported by the polio programme’s greatest asset: its people.
Special report on Papua New Guinea
Head of WHO Chad Dr Jean-Bosco Ndihokubwayo speaks about the ongoing efforts to reach every child with polio vaccine across Chad
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.