Endemic countries, Social mobilization, Vaccination campaigns
Pakistan polio update – June 2018
Update on polio eradication efforts in Pakistan for June 2018
- There were no new cases of wild poliovirus (WPV1) reported.
- 1.42 million children were vaccinated against poliovirus during case response campaigns by more than 10 000 dedicated frontline workers.
- Teams at transit points and borders successfully vaccinated 1.8 million children.
Mohamed Shire, a polio eradication expert from Somalia, speaks about lessons from a life tirelessly working to eradicate first smallpox, then polio.
A review committee met in Nairobi to assess progress of the African region towards being certified polio-free
After an 18-month long intensive vaccination campaign in the face of a poliovirus outbreak in Syria, the outbreak has been successfully stopped.
Update on polio eradication efforts in Pakistan for October 2018
Afghanistan aims to reach the most vulnerable in Southern and Eastern provinces.
Dr Zubair Wadood, senior polio epidemiologist and technical expert at WHO, speaks to us about the remaining operational challenges to reaching every last child with polio vaccine.