Social mobilization, Surveillance, Vaccination campaigns
Afghanistan polio snapshot – February 2020
Update on polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan for February 2020
- 2 cases of wild poliovirus were reported
- 6.7 million children were vaccinated.
- Permanent transit teams vaccinated 1,800,000 children and cross-border teams vaccinated 124, 309 children
At the earliest signs of the ongoing conflict in Sudan, in the middle of April, WHO’s country team sprang into action. After all, conflict and infectious diseases are known to be comrades.
The ‘father’ of polio laboratories in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
Twenty years ago, Thongbotho Mphoyakgosi, wanted to be a social worker. “But fate had me here,” she laughs, as she gestures to her surroundings at the National Health Laboratory, in Botswana’s capital city, Gaborone.
60-year-old Raquelina Mazuze is proud of her contribution to the fight against polio as a social mobilizer in her native Mozambique.
From the field: polio vaccination campaign in Pakistan
Pakistan’s polio program has launched a novel initiative to reach children of nomadic families with polio and essential vaccines so that they are no longer left behind.