Outbreak countries, Outbreak response, Social mobilization, Vaccination campaigns
Syrian Arab Republic
Stopping polio in Syria
In July and August, health workers and volunteers vaccinated hundreds of thousands of children in targeted campaigns in Syria to protect them from an outbreak of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus
More information on the Syria outbreak
In at-risk areas of Chad, large-scale polio campaigns are increasing the immunity of every child.
The strong polio eradication infrastructure in Borno is supporting Nigeria to vaccinate over eight million people against yellow fever.
Polio can’t be cured, but it can be prevented. Two important tools help to prevent polio – two safe, effective vaccines. Find out about the oral polio vaccine and the inactivated poliovirus vaccine and their roles in the polio eradication effort.
In Afghanistan, frontline health workers explain to parents why the polio vaccine must be delivered multiple times
Update on polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan for January 2018
The polio surveillance system is finding the virus in the most challenging areas so that children can be protected and polio stopped for good.