Afghanistan Polio Snapshot – May 2019
Update on polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan for May 2019
- 1 case of wild poliovirus was reported.
- 1 million children were vaccinated.
- Permanent Transit Teams (PTTs) vaccinated 971 281 children, and cross-border teams vaccinated 72 614 children against polio.
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
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.”
WHO Executive Board urges intensified efforts to give world one less infectious disease to worry about and work towards sustainability of gains in polio-free countries.