CDC’s MMWR Report Updates Progress Toward Polio Eradication In Afghanistan

CDC’s “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report”: Progress Toward Poliomyelitis Eradication — Afghanistan, January 2019-July 2020
Maureen Martinez of the Global Immunization Division in the CDC’s Center for Global Health and colleagues highlight “polio eradication activities and progress toward polio eradication in Afghanistan during January 2019-July 2020 and updat[e] previous reports.” The authors note, “Dialogue with insurgency leaders through nongovernmental and international organizations is ongoing in an effort to recommence house-to-house [polio vaccination] campaigns, which are essential to stopping WPV1 transmission in Afghanistan. To increase community demand for polio vaccination, additional community health needs should be addressed, and polio vaccination should be integrated with humanitarian services…” (10/9).

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