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.
Newly-appointed Pakistan leaders committed to delivering polio-free country
Says commitment to polio eradication remains commendable, interruption of wild poliovirus is possible in six months with support from communities, government, administrative and security leadership
Global leaders commit to ending polio once and for all
21 May 2023
From Polio to Progress
G7 Heads of State and Health Ministers call for global support to achieving lasting polio-free world by 2026, ahead of WHA
Leaders commend polio value for broader public health emergencies and call for strengthened support to achieve polio-free world