ReliefWeb: The Ministry of Public Health along with its partners UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) will tomorrow launch a polio vaccination campaign in all provinces of the Southern, Eastern and South-eastern regions as well as selected high-risk districts across the country, including Kabul city. The campaign aims to reach over 5.6 million children and
KABUL, Oct. 17 (Xinhua) — Afghanistan kicked off a mass vaccination campaign against polio after a new case of the infectious disease was recently confirmed, the Public Health Ministry said on Monday. Starting from Monday, the house-to-house drive will target 9.5 million children of less than five-year-old, the ministry said in a statement. “The campaign
Tolo News: More than 37,000 children are being deprived of polio vaccinations in Taywara and Pasaband districts of central Ghor province due to insecurity, provincial health officials said. However in the past few years no cases of polio have been registered in this area but concerns have now been raised – especially after two new cases where
Tolo News: Afghan Ministry of Public Health on Monday said that the ministry recently registered two new polio incidents in the country. Maiwand Ahmadzai, head of the polio department at the health ministry said that one incident had been registered in Kabul and the other in Paktika. This comes as the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and
VOA News August 15, 2016 Zabihullah Ghazi JALALABAD, AFGHANISTAN — Afghanistan will restart a polio vaccination drive in the coming days for thousands of children in remote eastern regions previously controlled by the Islamic State, provincial authorities say. Polio vaccinations have been on hold for more than 18 months because health workers were not able to
CCTV: The polio virus is an infectious disease that once paralyzed a U.S. president, which was once widespread around the world. It’s been mostly eradicated except in two developing countries-Afghanistan and Pakistan. But now, a new vaccination strategy could finally eliminate polio for good. Click here to read more (external link).
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty April 17, 2016 Health teams in 155 countries and territories have begun switching to a different polio vaccine. The changeover, which is due to be completed by May 1, is “a significant milestone in the effort to achieve a polio-free world,” the World Health Organization says. There have been at least
The Guardian (UK): Pakistan and Afghanistan, the two remaining countries where polio is endemic, have joined forces to eradicate polio by vaccinating their children in synchronised campaigns. The countries – which share a 2,400km porous border – have been bracketed as the major stumbling block in the drive for the global eradication of polio. These countries have
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty February 7, 2016 Afghan officials say three health workers involved in vaccinating Afghan children against polio have been killed in the eastern Kunar Province. Local government spokesman Abdul Ghani Musamim said on February 7 the bodies of the health workers were found in Kunar’s Ghaziabad district late on February 6, almost
Indo-Asian News Service: The affected child in Afghanistan was 60 months old. He had received only two polio vaccines. “The child belongs to Kandahar. According to reports at least 80,000 children in Afghanistan were missed during last few campaigns,” an official said. Click here to read more (external link).