Endemic countries, Social mobilization, Vaccination campaigns
Pakistan Polio Update – November 2017
Update on polio eradication efforts in Pakistan for November 2017
The Pakistan polio snapshot gives a monthly update on key information and activities of the polio eradication initiative in Pakistan.
- Three new cases of wild poliovirus (WPV1) were detected, bringing the total number of WPV1 cases in Pakistan in 2017 to eight.
- More than 38 million children under five years of age were vaccinated against poliovirus by a team of almost 260,000 dedicated frontline workers.
- Teams at transit points and borders successfully vaccinated 1,260,000 children.
What does it take to vaccinate every child in Afghanistan?
Update on polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan for February 2018
In Nigeria, experts from the frontline of polio eradication are helping to end other disease outbreaks.
In Nigeria, dedicated female mobilizers are critical in the fight against polio.
In Somalia, determined women are the face of polio eradication.
Dr Adele Daleke Lisi Aluma works to reach children who have never been vaccinated