Endemic countries, Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV)
Pakistan polio snapshot – August 2020
Update on polio eradication efforts in Pakistan for August 2020
- 32.1 million children were vaccinated during the SNID campaign.
- 24,747 children were vaccinated at Permanent Transit Points.
Medical doctors and religious teachers play a crucial role in building trust and convincing families to vaccinate their children against polio
The first supplementary polio campaign in eight years puts caregivers to the test
The support of community leaders and influencers is crucial in motivating parents and caregivers to vaccinate their children against polio
An outbreak response assessment led by WHO on 11 to 15 April 2022 concluded that poliovirus is no longer circulating in Tajikistan, and thereby recommended official closure of the outbreak that started in January 2021.
US$4.8 billion budget needed to implement new Strategy and eradicate the infectious disease Germany announces it will co-host polio pledging moment in 2022
With wild polio at lowest levels in history, SAGE also turns focus on post-eradication