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   18/07/2016
Significant progress in strengthening polio surveillance has been seen in the last year in Afghanistan according to a recent review.
   30/09/2015
Afghanistan becomes the final polio-endemic country to introduce the inactivated polio vaccine as part of the biggest globally synchronised vaccine introduction in history.
   19/11/2013
Encouraging news for efforts in eastern part of country
   13/05/2013
Supporting efforts which work “for the health care of the helpless people of our country” The Taliban in Afghanistan have released a statement supporting all health programs in the country, with particular reference to polio vaccination campaigns. WHO w...
   03/04/2013
Campaign quality still a challenge in Southern Region
   18/09/2012
Cricket teams join forces to appeal to parents to immunize their children against polio and end the crippling disease in the region once and for all.
   01/07/2012
Decline partially offset by use of new vaccines; new emergency plans in 2012 to reverse trend
   08/02/2012
'Permanent’ polio vaccination teams In efforts to find new ways to reach children that live in areas plagued by insecurity, Afghanistan is preparing to send out Permanent Polio Vaccination Teams. These teams are formed by members of local communities...
   29/10/2011
Ramesh Ferris, Canadian Rotarian and polio survivor, travels to Australian and Afghanistan to advocate for polio-free world.  Ramesh Ferris, Canadian Rotarian and himself polio survivor, last month travelled to Australia to work with key partn...
   30/09/2011
Ministry of Public Health, WHO and UNICEF working to reach all underimmunized children wherever they live, priority outreach is being directed to Southern Region. Afghanistan’s Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), with the support of World Health Organ...
   29/07/2011
   25/01/2011
The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi joins the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to purchase and deliver polio vaccines for Afghan and Pakistani children and protect them from paralysis. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Bill Gates, Co-C...
   02/09/2010
1.5 million children vaccinated September 2010 / Kabul, Afghanistan - In a region that has been polio-free for nearly a decade, a new polio case has been detected in the Imam Sahib district of the north-eastern Afghan province of Kunduz bordering Tajikist...
   16/02/2010
Polio, peace and partnership For the past three days, 19 000 health workers travelled from house-to-house in 14 provinces to reach 2.8 million children under 5 years of age in southern, south-eastern, western and eastern Afghanistan. The immunization...
   15/02/2010
Under-fives in Nad Ali District are missing out on polio immunization due to an ongoing military operation Under-five children in Nad Ali District, Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan, are missing out on polio immunization due to an ongoing militar...
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