India and Afghanistan Unite to End Polio Now

Cricket teams join forces to appeal to parents to immunize their children against polio and end the crippling disease in the region once and for all.

India and Afghanistan team members swapping signed bats to support the eradication of polio from the region. UNICEF
India and Afghanistan team members swapping signed bats to support the eradication of polio from the region.
UNICEF

18 September 2012 – Indian cricket sensations Virender Sehwag , Suresh Raina, Harbhajan Singh and Rohit Sharma, today met with Afghanistan captain Nowroz Mangal, and his Afghanistan team mates Mohammad Shahzad, Karim Sadeq and Mohammad Ashghar Stanikzai, to exchange cricket bats signed by both national Twenty20 teams. The bats were exchanged as symbols of both countries’ commitment to end polio once and for all. On the teams’ return to their home countries, UNICEF will present the bats to the Governments of Afghanistan and India to underline cricket’s support in the fight against polio. More

Related


Related News

   14/09/2021
Update on polio eradication efforts in Pakistan for August 2021
   14/09/2021
GPEI joins the 5-year action journey to achieve irreversible progress towards gender equality
   27/08/2021
Three polio survivors from Mozambique, Congo and Ethiopia share their experiences of living with the effects of disease, and their hope for a polio-free world.
   27/08/2021
Learn how the type 2 novel oral polio vaccine (nOPV2) is being rolled out across Africa to help more sustainably address outbreaks of a non-wild form of polio, cVDPV2, and protect children across the continent.
   27/08/2021
Despite success against wild polio in the African region, outbreaks of the non-wild form of polio, cVDPV2, continue. With continued country commitment to eradication, a future where no child in Africa is paralysed by the virus is possible.