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.
Pakistan is one of just two countries where the polio virus remains endemic. Challenges remain in identifying and vaccinating all children, but data management software is providing a way forward.
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