Endemic countries, Social mobilization, Vaccination campaigns
Afghanistan polio snapshot – March 2018
Update on polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan for March 2018
- Four cases of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) were reported, two cases from Ghaziabad district of Kunar province, and one case each from Shahwalikot and Khakrez districts in Kandahar province.
- 4 million children under five years of age were targeted during national immunization days in 358 districts of 31 provinces.
- Permanent transit teams successfully vaccinated 1 158 083 children against polio, whilst cross-border teams vaccinated 73 869 children.
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21 March 2023
On Tuesday 28 February 2023, ministers and high-level delegates from across the Eastern Mediterranean Region participated in the seventh meeting of the Regional Subcommittee for Polio Eradication and Outbreaks.
At the workshops, women health workers were the chief guests while everyone else had one job: to listen.
Seventh meeting of the Regional Subcommittee for Polio Eradication and Outbreaks - 28 February 2023
There’s commitment at every level to eradicate polio.
At WHO Executive Board, experts discuss concrete ways to tackle last remaining polio strong-holds