Afghanistan polio snapshot – February 2018

Update on polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan for February 2018

The Afghanistan polio snapshot gives a monthly update on key information and activities of the polio eradication initiative in Afghanistan.

In February:

  • No new cases of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) were reported.
  • 5.9 million children under five years of age were targeted during subnational immunization days across 22 provinces.
  • Permanent transit teams successfully vaccinated 1 055 488 children against polio, whilst cross-border teams vaccinated 57 833 children.

For full update please click on pdf below.


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