Afghanistan Polio Snapshot – January 2019

Update on polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan for January 2019

In January

  • 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.

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