Protecting children on the border line
As a result of a large wild poliovirus outbreak in neighboring Tajikistan, Afghanistan has moved to safeguard children in its northern border regions through large-scale immunization campaigns.
UNICEF Afghanistan Communication Specialist Cornelia Walther travelled to Afghanistan’s northern border regions to attend the June immunization activity and file this report. See her photo essay (pdf).
Tajikistan continues to present a risk of further international spread of polio. Read full story in Disease Outbreak News.