Afghanistan Polio Snapshot – August 2017

Update on polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan for August 2017

The Afghanistan polio snapshot gives a monthly update on key information and activities of the polio eradication initiative in Afghanistan.

August updates include:

  • One new case of wild poliovirus was reported, bringing the total number of cases to 6 in 2017
  • National vaccination campaigns were carried out across all 34 provinces, aimed at reaching over 9.9 million children under 5 with oral polio vaccine OPV
  • Over 155,000 children were reached in IPV-OPV campaigns across 8 districts in the Southern region

Related News

   26/04/2022
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
   13/04/2022
With wild polio at lowest levels in history, SAGE also turns focus on post-eradication
   24/02/2022
Statements by Regional Director EMRO and United Nations in the country
   14/02/2022
Members issue two statements on Yemen and Afghanistan calling for uninterrupted access for vaccinations to all children
   08/02/2022
“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.”