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.
This snapshot shows all polio events and outbreaks that occurred/were ongoing in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) in 2022
When a mother brought her young son to a clinic in Paghman, a town not far from the Afghan capital Kabul, Spogmai, a nurse on duty at the time, paid special attention.
Recommendations from the international review of Afghanistan’s poliovirus surveillance system are yielding important results for the country’s eradication programme.
As 2022 draws to a close, independent technical bodies from key epi-centres dive deep on what it will take to achieve success in 2023
ISLAMABAD, DEC 2, 2022
Together, we can end polio!