Afghanistan polio snapshot – May 2018

Update on polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan for May 2018

In May:

  • There was one new case of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1).
  • 9.9 million children under five years of age were targeted during national immunization days in 399 districts of 34 provinces.
  • Permanent transit teams successfully vaccinated 1 108 591 children against polio, whilst cross-border teams vaccinated 78 075 children.

For full update please click on pdf below.


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