COVID-19, Endemic countries, Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV)
Afghanistan polio snapshot – August 2020
Update on polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan for August 2020
6 cases of Wild Polio Virus (WPV1) were confirmed – 2 from Kandahar, 2 from Hilmand, 1 from Uruzgan, and 1 from Khost
- 221 children with Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) -96 girls and 125 boys – were reported.
Somalia’s outbreak of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 3 (cVDPV3) has been successfully stopped, with no international spread
Polio survivor Mujahid Miran recalls the challenges of growing up with disabilities, and how his own experiences led to his commitment to creating awareness on the virus
On Tuesday 16 March, the effort to eradicate polio got a major push from a new backer: the just-inaugurated Regional Subcommittee on Polio Eradication and Outbreaks.
Hira’s story epitomizes the heroic contribution of women polio workers in Afghanistan who continue building trust in vaccines among parents and caregivers in the quest to immunize every last child and end polio.
Update on polio eradication efforts in Pakistan for January 2021
Spanish Foreign Minister reflects on the role of women in polio eradication after her visit to Chad