Endemic countries, Social mobilization, Vaccination campaigns
Afghanistan Polio Snapshot – September 2017
Update on polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan for September 2017
The Afghanistan polio snapshot gives a monthly update on key information and activities of the polio eradication initiative in Afghanistan.
- No new cases wild of poliovirus were reported.
- Two new WPV1 positive environmental samples were reported in Kandahar province.
- National vaccination campaigns were carried out across all 34 provinces, aimed at reaching over 9.9 million children under 5 with oral polio vaccine OPV.
- Permanent transit teams successfully vaccinated 1,131,231 children against polio, and cross-border teams vaccinated 101,784 children.
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1 March 2022
Statements by Regional Director EMRO and United Nations in the country
Members issue two statements on Yemen and Afghanistan calling for uninterrupted access for vaccinations to all children
“I hope one day I can tell my son the story of how polio was eradicated and how no child will ever be paralyzed by this virus again.”