Afghanistan Polio Snapshot – April 2019
Update on polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan for April 2019
- 4 cases of wild poliovirus were reported in April 2019.
- 9.2 million children under the age of five were targeted during the March National Immunization Days (NIDs)—conducted between 1-5 April 2019.
- 578 Permanent Transit Teams (PTTs) were operational across Afghanistan in April 2019.
G7 and Commonwealth Heads of Government call for strengthened support to global polio eradication effort
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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.”