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.
The frontline worker who lost her feet in a train accident, but never the resolve to eradicate polio from Pakistan
To help end all polio transmission and meet the broader health needs of communities now, the GPEI works with a range of partners to integrate polio services with other health programs.
Using creative and locally acceptable social behaviour change outreach tactics to engage communities in building trust and reaching children with polio vaccination
Health leaders call for focused efforts in endemic and most consequential geographies
As the year draws to a close, efforts intensify against the virus in 2024
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