Afghanistan Polio Snapshot – August 2019
Update on polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan for August 2019
- 3 cases of wild poliovirus were reported.
- 5.1 million children were vaccinated.
- Permanent Transit Teams (PTTs) vaccinated 1 579 581 children, and cross-border teams vaccinated 160 046 children against polio.
Support critical ahead of launch of new strategic plan
Renewed donor support critical to ending polio after recent rise in cases and COVID-19 setbacks
In the middle of a devastating pandemic with no end in sight, a glimmer of hope came in August 2020, on the day the African Region was officially declared free of wild poliovirus.