Endemic countries, Social mobilization, Vaccination campaigns
Afghanistan polio snapshot – April 2018
Update on polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan for April 2018
- No new cases of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) were reported.
- 6 million children under five years of age were targeted during sub-national immunization days in 187 districts of 24 provinces.
- Permanent transit teams successfully vaccinated 1 154 828 children against polio, whilst cross-border teams vaccinated 70 893 children.
For full update please click on pdf below.
US$4.8 billion budget needed to implement new Strategy and eradicate the infectious disease Germany announces it will co-host polio pledging moment in 2022
With wild polio at lowest levels in history, SAGE also turns focus on post-eradication
1 March 2022
Statements by Regional Director EMRO and United Nations in the country
Members issue two statements on Yemen and Afghanistan calling for uninterrupted access for vaccinations to all children
“I hope one day I can tell my son the story of how polio was eradicated and how no child will ever be paralyzed by this virus again.”