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
Pakistan is one of just two countries where the polio virus remains endemic. Challenges remain in identifying and vaccinating all children, but data management software is providing a way forward.
In remembrance of HM Queen Elizabeth II, and in recognition of HM King Charles III’s support for polio eradication
19 September 2022
Dr Abdinoor Mohamed, an epidemiologist tells us about his team's travel to Afghanistan to review the country’s polio surveillance system, visiting 67 districts in 25 of the country’s 34 provinces.
A story of determination, friendship and support
One year on from Afghanistan’s transition of power in August 2021, WHO’s polio eradication programme has made critical gains – but the job is far from finished
Polio cases have nose-dived by 99% since the late 1980s after a push to eradicate the disease, but clusters of cases across the world indicate that it could resurge if we don’t double down on eradication.