IANS: During the campaign, which is supported by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), vitamin A capsules will also be given to over 8.9 million children aged between six months and five years, Xinhua news agency reported. The drive was launched after a fresh polio case was detected in Afghanistan in
Carol Pearson VOA News July 18, 2018 WASHINGTON — The move to end polio started in 1985 with Rotary International. At that time, polio paralyzed hundreds of thousands of children every year. There is still no cure, but two scientists developed vaccines against the virus in the 1950’s. Dr. Jonas Salk produced one with an inactivated
Tolo News: An estimated 160,000 to 200,000 children under one year of age in Afghanistan − one in three – received zero vaccinations last year. These gaps in routine immunization coverage not only put the lives of under-vaccinated children at risk but also everyone around them. Click here to read more (external link).
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