Polio vaccination campaign kicks off massive in Afganistan.Over 9.5 million children under the age of 5 will be vaccinated against polio.The ministry of Public health of Afganistan,together with WHO and UNICEF,launched today the second spring round of National Immunization Days for Polio education in 2017.Most countries are now free from polio as a result of immunization and Afghanistan is one of only three countries where polio still exists. Afghanistan has made significant progress in the effort to stop polio and is accelerating efforts to ensure polio is finished for good. This national campaign will be carried out by 67 000 polio workers who will go from house to house in their communities to vaccinate children. On Friday of this week, polio teams will revisit households where children were missed the first time the vaccinators visited to ensure that all children are vaccinated and protected.The health workers is ensured so they can successfully carry out their important duties in delivering health services to every Afghan household to protect all children from this paralyzing disease. The Minister of Public Health reiterated the importance of the polio vaccine for ensuring all children are protected from the crippling effects of polio.In 2017, from Helmand, Kandahar and Kunduz provinces are effected with Polio,three polio cases were found in these provinces. In 2016, 13 polio cases were reported, down from 20 in 2015.But now Afganistan remains polio free area.
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