Polio Vaccine Effort Revitalized in Afghanistan

It was just announced by WHO and UNICEF, partners with Rotary in the GPEI, that the Taliban have agreed to allow the Polio Vaccination program to restart in Afghanistan

It was just announced by WHO and UNICEF, partners with Rotary in the GPEI, that the Taliban have agreed to allow the Polio Vaccination program to restart in Afghanistan…and furthermore, they have agreed to allow women to continue to be frontline workers and will be providing the security for the workers as they make their rounds.

They have planned a five-day nationwide campaign which aims to reach 10 million children, beginning on November 8, with another campaign planned in December in concert with a Pakistani campaign along their common border. It is estimated that until now, 3.3 million children had remained inaccessible to vaccination campaigns. Vitamin A supplements will also be administered with the polio vaccines, putting the PLUS in PolioPlus. Exciting News!!!

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