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.
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 review 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.