Endemic countries, Social mobilization, Vaccination campaigns
Afghanistan Polio Snapshot – October 2017
Update on polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan for October 2017
The Afghanistan polio snapshot gives a monthly update on key information and activities of the polio eradication initiative in Afghanistan.
- Two new cases of wild poliovirus (WPV1) were reported, one in Nangarhar, and one in Kandahar provinces.
- Nine new WPV1 positive environmental samples were reported in Kandahar, Nangarhar and Helmand provinces.
- Over 202,000 children under the age of 5 were vaccinated in two different case response campaigns.
- Permanent transit teams successfully vaccinated 1,177,616 children against polio, whilst cross-border teams vaccinated 125,326 children.
Newly-appointed Pakistan leaders committed to delivering polio-free country
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
60-year-old Raquelina Mazuze is proud of her contribution to the fight against polio as a social mobilizer in her native Mozambique.
Global leaders commit to ending polio once and for all
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