Endemic countries, Polio Endgame Strategy, Routine immunization
Pakistan polio snapshot – September 2020
Update on polio eradication efforts in Pakistan for September 2020
- 32.1 million children were vaccinated during the SNID campaign.
- 24,747 children were vaccinated at Permanent Transit Points.
This snapshot shows all polio events and outbreaks that occurred/were ongoing in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) in 2022
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
As 2022 draws to a close, independent technical bodies from key epi-centres dive deep on what it will take to achieve success in 2023