Endemic countries, Polio Endgame Strategy, Routine immunization
Afghanistan polio snapshot – October 2020
Update on polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan for October 2020
- 2 cases of Wild Polio Virus (WPV1) were confirmed
- Cross-borderteams and permanent transit teams (PTTs) vaccinated 78,286 and 520,208 children respectively
This snapshot shows all polio events and outbreaks that occurred/were ongoing in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) in 2022
Dr Hamid Jafari, Director of Polio for the WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean Region, reflects on his time eradicating polio in India and what lessons we can take from this to address the final challenges for achieving eradication in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
When a mother brought her young son to a clinic in Paghman, a town not far from the Afghan capital Kabul, Spogmai, a nurse on duty at the time, paid special attention.
Recommendations from the international review of Afghanistan’s poliovirus surveillance system are yielding important results for the country’s eradication programme.
Qatar, supported by WHO, ramps up surveillance for polio during the FIFA World Cup 2022
As 2022 draws to a close, independent technical bodies from key epi-centres dive deep on what it will take to achieve success in 2023