Polio Eradication Initiative

Sudan kicks off November subnational polio immunization campaign to vaccinate 4.5 million children

A baby being vaccinatedKhartoum, 14 November 2018 – Sudan’s Federal Ministry of Health, with support from the World Health Organization (WHO), and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has launched a three-day subnational immunization days campaign (SNIDs), taking place on 12–14 November 2018, to maintain the country’s polio-free status.

The campaign aimed to administer the oral polio vaccine (OPV) to 4.5 million children under five years of age in addition to 2 million doses of vitamin A to children of 6–59 months of age to strengthen their immune system and prevent blindness in the long term. The campaign covered 133 localities in 16 out of Sudan’s 18 states.

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Indicators and information

Wild polio cases by country in the Region for 2017–2018

Country

P1

Total

2017 
Afghanistan 14 14

Pakistan

8

8

Total 2017

22

22

2018 (with data up to 11/11/2018)

Afghanistan

19 19

Pakistan

8 8

Total 2018

27 27

Polio Fax issues

Middle East Polio Technical Bulletin

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Supplementary Immunization Activities

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