Endemic countries, Social mobilization, Vaccination campaigns
Pakistan polio update – July 2018
Update on polio eradication efforts in Pakistan for July 2018
- There were no new cases of wild poliovirus (WPV1) reported.
- 10.5 million children were vaccinated against poliovirus during case response campaigns by more than 73 000 dedicated frontline workers.
- Teams at transit points and borders successfully vaccinated 1.7 million 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