Endemic countries, Social mobilization, Vaccination campaigns
Afghanistan Polio Snapshot – January 2019
Update on polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan for January 2019
- 1 case of wild poliovirus was reported in January 2019.
- 5.6 million children under the age of five were targeted during the January Supplementary Immunization Activities (SNIDs).
- 524 Permanent Transit Teams (PTTs) were operational across Afghanistan in January 2019.
US$4.8 billion budget needed to implement new Strategy and eradicate the infectious disease Germany announces it will co-host polio pledging moment in 2022
With wild polio at lowest levels in history, SAGE also turns focus on post-eradication
1 March 2022
Statements by Regional Director EMRO and United Nations in the country
Members issue two statements on Yemen and Afghanistan calling for uninterrupted access for vaccinations to all children
“I hope one day I can tell my son the story of how polio was eradicated and how no child will ever be paralyzed by this virus again.”