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.
Community mobilizers build trust with communities ahead of crucial vaccination campaigns.
Plea for international solidarity, following WHO/UNICEF call for emergency action
As COVID-19 disrupts immunizations, urgent action needed to protect most vulnerable children from deadly and debilitating diseases
We talk to Dr Wadood about the impact of COVID-19 on the global polio eradication effort, and how the polio infrastructure is supporting COVID response.
Dr Farima has overcome many gender barriers to rise in Afghanistan’s polio programme and fight COVID-19.
Update on polio eradication efforts in Pakistan for August 2020