Endemic countries, Vaccination campaigns
Pakistan Polio Update – July 2017
Snapshot of polio eradication efforts in Pakistan for July 2017
The Pakistan polio snapshot gives a monthly update on key information and activities of the polio eradication initiative in Pakistan.
July updates include:
- No new cases of polio reported – the total for 2017 remains 3
- The Federally Administered Tribal Areas marked one year without reporting a case – down from a high of 179 cases in 2014
- Small-scale vaccination campaigns were carried out in July in the core polio reservoirs and other high risk areas, aiming to reach 10.1 million children
In Afghanistan, blood tests are identifying where vaccination campaigns are working, and where gaps remain to be filled.
Update on polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan for October 2017
Update on polio eradication efforts in Pakistan for October 2017
On World Children’s Day we look at how the polio eradication programme contributes to ensuring children receive vital vaccines against polio and other vaccine preventable diseases.
With families on the move posing one of the biggest challenges to eradication in Pakistan, an innovative campaign is vaccinating children on trains.
Community health workers responding to humanitarian crisis in Nigeria are helping to stop polio and malaria hand in hand.