Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Stopping Circulating Vaccine Derived Poliovirus in Lao
This snapshot shows all polio events and outbreaks that occurred/were ongoing in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) in 2022
Polio programme must keep clear focus in 2023 on adapting operations amid broader humanitarian emergencies
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.