Endemic countries, Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV), Polio Endgame Strategy
Pakistan polio snapshot – November 2020
Update on polio eradication efforts in Pakistan for November 2020
- 1 case of Wild Polio Virus (WPV1) was confirmed
- 39,406,287 children were vaccinated during the November NIDs
- One million children were vaccinated at 121 critical PTPs
This snapshot shows all polio events and outbreaks that occurred/were ongoing in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) in 2022
This is the target year for interrupting all remaining poliovirus transmission globally, both in the remaining endemic countries and in outbreak settings.
Dr Hamid Jafari, Director of Polio for the WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean Region, reflects on his time eradicating polio in India and what lessons we can take from this to address the final challenges for achieving eradication in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
When a mother brought her young son to a clinic in Paghman, a town not far from the Afghan capital Kabul, Spogmai, a nurse on duty at the time, paid special attention.
Recommendations from the international review of Afghanistan’s poliovirus surveillance system are yielding important results for the country’s eradication programme.
Qatar, supported by WHO, ramps up surveillance for polio during the FIFA World Cup 2022