Endemic countries, Social mobilization, Vaccination campaigns
Pakistan polio update – March 2018
Update on polio eradication efforts in Pakistan for March 2018
The Pakistan polio snapshot gives a monthly update on key information and activities of the polio eradication initiative in Pakistan.
- One new case of wild poliovirus (WPV1) was detected.
- 4 million children were vaccinated against poliovirus by a team of almost 260 000 dedicated frontline workers.
- Teams at transit points and borders successfully vaccinated 1.6 million children.
Jean-Marc Olivé, Chairman of the Technical Advisory Group, reflects on what needs to be done to end polio in the Horn of Africa.
To truly ensure no child is left behind, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative is reaching out to some of the most remote communities in the world.
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