Ariana: The first national polio immunization campaign for 2022 is set to start this week and will target 9.9 million children aged 0–59 months across the country. According to Relief Web, this month’s campaign will reach more children than the November 2021 program that delivered polio vaccinations to 8.5 million children under the age of
Ariana: Jawid Hazhir, a spokesman for the MoPH, stated: “Four positive cases [of poliovirus] were recorded of which three cases were registered in Kunduz province and another positive case was reported in Ghazni province.” A number of Afghan doctors stated that the Kunduz outbreak was due to insecurity and lack of health care services which
8am: A three-day polio vaccine campaign has been launched in Nimruz province, local sources say. “The implementation of the polio vaccine has been very effective in preventing the spread of polio,” said Mullah Abdul Rahman Abdullah, head of the Nimruz Public Health Department to Hasht-e Subh. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) launched the fourth national polio immunization campaign in Afghanistan on Monday which will be synchronized with Pakistan to improve cross-border polio eradication efforts, UNICEF said in a statement. According to UNICEF, the campaign will continue from December 13 to 16. Click here to read more (external link).
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty November 7, 2021 A polio vaccination drive across Afghanistan, the first of its kind in years, is scheduled to be launched on November 8, the United Nations Children’s Fund announced. “Vaccinate your #children against polio and protect their future!” the UN agency urged families in Afghanistan via Twitter on November 7.
Ayaz Gul VOA News October 24, 2021 ISLAMABAD — Pakistan and Afghanistan, the only two countries where polio still paralyzes children, marked World Polio Day (October 24) Sunday amid excitement and hopes that global eradication of the crippling disease is within reach. The neighboring countries constitute a bloc where the disease has been endemic; but each
VOA News October 23, 2021 U.N. agencies are preparing to launch a polio vaccination campaign for all children under 5 in Afghanistan, a country where the potentially crippling disease persists despite a more than three-decade-long campaign that has nearly eradicated it worldwide. Vaccine doses will begin to be administered in Afghanistan on November 8 for
The Indian Express: The campaign due to start on Nov. 8 will be the first in more than three years aimed at all children in Afghanistan, including more than 3 million in remote and previously inaccessible areas. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: The Afghan Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), referring to the killing of at least five polio vaccinators in the eastern province of Nangarhar, on Wednesday said that the attack on health workers, including the polio vaccinators, will cause the paralysis of more children in Afghanistan. The health ministry said that security threats in
Ayaz Gul VOA News June 15, 2021 ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN – Officials in conflict-torn Afghanistan said Tuesday gunmen had shot dead at least five polio vaccinators and injured several others in separate attacks in eastern Nangarhar province. Afghanistan and its neighbor Pakistan are the only two countries in the world where the crippling polio disease remains endemic.