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Polio this week as of 04 August 2021

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  • The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on July 24 announced an additional US$9.5 million support to the Pakistan Polio Eradication Initiative (PEI). The funding will be used to vaccinate approximately 16 million children during door-to-door immunization campaigns in 84 highest-risk districts as well as an additional US$376,000 to provide personal protective equipment against COVID-19 for the frontline campaign workers. Read more

  • With the latest news, programme and financial updates, the July edition of Polio News is now available. Take a look at the newsletter here.

  • Summary of new WPV and cVDPV viruses this week (AFP cases and ES positives):

    • Pakistan: one WPV1 positive environmental sample
    • Afghanistan: one cVDPV2 case
    • DR Congo: one cVDPV2 case
    • Madagascar: seven cVDPV1 positive environmental samples
    • Nigeria: 16 cVDPV2 cases and six cVDPV2 positive environmental samples
    • Tajikistan: seven cVDPV2 cases