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26 Sep 2017 description

With the global polio case count at the lowest in history, there has never been a better time to invest in surveillance for poliovirus.

22 Sep 2017 description

A force of determined women involved in the fight against polio is leading work to fight the cholera outbreak in northeast Nigeria

A force of determined women already involved in the fight against polio has been assembled to lead work to curb the spread of a cholera outbreak in northeast Nigeria. Displaced by conflict and themselves living in camps around the crisis region, these women are moving from tent to tent to help families understand the risks they face during the rainy season, and how to get help if they fall ill.

14 Sep 2017 description
  • New on Polio vaccines reach vulnerable children in hard to reach areas of Syria.

  • Following flooding in Benue, Nigeria, the World Health Organization has deployed its polio infrastructure across the state to strengthen disease prevention efforts.

  • Pakistan and Afghanistan plan to implement National Immunization Days during the second half of September.

13 Sep 2017 description

Despite challenges, polio vaccination campaigns have been carried out in Syria in response to an outbreak of vaccine-derived poliovirus

Three mass immunization rounds have been carried out in Deir Ez-Zor and Raqqa governorates, Syria, in response to an outbreak of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type-2 (cVDPV2). The latest round, targeting resident, refugee and internally displaced children less than five years in Deir Ez-Zor concluded 28 August.

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