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. One case is currently an advance notification, and will be fully reflected in the official global data reporting next week.
- 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.
Update on polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan for December 2017
We join Dr Urs Herzog, Rotarian, polio eradicator, National PolioPlus Advocacy Advisor for Rotary Switzerland and polio survivor himself, as he explains the financial costs of the programme and why it is critical that we eradicate every trace of the virus.
Update on polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan for November 2017
€ 2 million in support pledged to help defeat last remaining reservoirs of the virus
Member states commended for support of polio eradication efforts at the recent Islamic Conference of Health Ministers in Jeddah
Global progress and renewed commitment brought us closer than ever to a world without polio.