Afghanistan polio snapshot – September 2018

Update on polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan for September 2018

In September

  • 3 new wild poliovirus (WPV1) cases were reported in September 2018.
  • In the September Sub-National Immunization Days, 5.6 million children under the age of five were targeted.
  • 484 permanent transit points (PTPs) were operational across Afghanistan during September 2018.

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