Afghanistan Polio Snapshot – July 2017

Update on polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan for July 2017

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

July updates include:

  • One new case of wild poliovirus was reported, bringing the total number of cases to 5 in 2017
  • Vaccination campaigns were carried out across 28 provinces, aimed at reaching 6.5 million children under 5 with oral polio vaccine OPV
  • Smaller campaigns aimed to reach 104,000 children with IPV & OPV in Kabul City and Khak-e-Safed district of Farah province, and 43,000 children with OPV in Paktika province

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