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The people at the heart of polio eradication in Afghanistan

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Three children show dots of ink on their fingers which show that they were reached with polio vaccines during a polio vaccine on the outskirts of Kandahar cityThrough this series of photographs, meet religious leaders, health care workers, volunteer vaccinators, programme monitors and parents as they play their unique roles in protecting children across the country from polio.

Ensuring that no child is missed during polio vaccination campaigns in Afghanistan is essential to securing a polio-free future for its children, and children around the world. More than 65 000 people across the country are volunteering and working towards this goal, such as these supervisors who are transporting polio vaccines for an upcoming campaign to the remote districts and villages of Kunar province.

Photo gallery: people at the heart of polio eradication in Afghanistan

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 14/10/2018)

Afghanistan

16 16

Pakistan

4 4

Total 2018

20 20

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