UN Children’s Fund: Afghanistan is one of the three polio endemic countries in the world, alongside Pakistan and Nigeria. In 2018, there were 21 wild poliovirus cases in Afghanistan making it the country with the largest number of cases last year, while 12 cases were reported in Pakistan and zero in Nigeria. It is important to note that those cases were mostly limited to small areas in the southern and eastern regions. In fact, 96% of the country is polio free and the virus is geographically restricted. In this regard, Afghanistan has seen an incredible achievement over the past decade. Click here to read more (external link).