Endemic countries, Surveillance, Vaccination campaigns
Afghanistan polio snapshot – November 2019
Update on polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan for November 2019
- Two cases of wild poliovirus were reported
- 5.6 million children were vaccinated.
- Permanent transit teams vaccinated 1,723,859 children and cross-border teams vaccinated 163 775 children
Newly-appointed Pakistan leaders committed to delivering polio-free country
At the earliest signs of the ongoing conflict in Sudan, in the middle of April, WHO’s country team sprang into action. After all, conflict and infectious diseases are known to be comrades.
Says commitment to polio eradication remains commendable, interruption of wild poliovirus is possible in six months with support from communities, government, administrative and security leadership
The ‘father’ of polio laboratories in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
Twenty years ago, Thongbotho Mphoyakgosi, wanted to be a social worker. “But fate had me here,” she laughs, as she gestures to her surroundings at the National Health Laboratory, in Botswana’s capital city, Gaborone.
Global leaders commit to ending polio once and for all