Dawn: The genomic sequencing of the only poliovirus, detected from the sewage water in Pakistan during the current year, shows that the virus belongs to Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. Federal Minister for Health Abdul Qadir Patel said that Pakistan and Afghanistan were together in their fight against polio virus. “While the isolation of the virus
Khaama: The existing data show that the number of cases in Afghanistan has been increasing compared to last year, officials said. Most of these cases were breast cancer among women. At the same time, men mainly had throat cancer, and the reasons were the use of chemicals, lengthy wars and the use of different weaponry
Ariana: Millions of Afghan children have been vaccinated during the first nationwide integrated measles and polio campaign in Afghanistan since the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) came to power in August 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday. Click here to read more (external link).
By RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi December 19, 2022 Afghan officials have launched a nationwide campaign to vaccinate millions of children against polio, an effort that in the past has faced resistance and even violence. The campaign is the first since the Taliban seized power last year. Previously, the Taliban had banned door-to-door vaccinations in areas they controlled.
Ariana: Health officials in Herat province say a three-story Hematology Hospital will be built in the province to treat patients with blood disorders including leukemia. According to the officials, the construction of this project has been made possible by donors including a charity organization, businessmen and investors. Click here to read more (external link). More
Tolo News: Monday is World Polio Day, and even though polio has been declared eradicated worldwide, two positive cases of the virus have been recorded in Afghanistan since the beginning of the year. According to Sharaf Zaman, a spokeswoman for the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), these positive cases were recently documented in Paktika and
Reuters: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation said on Sunday that it will commit $1.2 billion to support efforts to end all forms of polio globally. Governments and foundations aim to end polio in Pakistan and Afghanistan, the last two countries where the virus continues to circulate. Click here to read more (external link). Related Sub-National
Ariana: The World Health Organization (WHO), says that since August 2021, more than 86.7 million doses of polio vaccine have been administered to Afghan children. The organization said on Wednesday that more than nine million children received this number of vaccines during eight vaccination campaigns across Afghanistan. “Ending polio in Afghanistan brings us closer to
Ariana: One year on from Afghanistan’s transition of power in August 2021, the polio eradication programme in Afghanistan has made critical gains – but the job is far from finished. Wild poliovirus transmission in Afghanistan is currently at its lowest level in history. Fifty six children were paralysed by wild poliovirus in 2020. In 2021,
Ariana: The [Taliban] Ministry of Public Health of Afghanistan says that in cooperation with relevant international institutions, the ministry has launched a polio vaccination campaign in 28 provinces of Afghanistan which will run over three days. The ministry said on Monday, July 25 that 6.7 million children under the age of five will receive this