This week, the GPEI (Global Polio Eradication Initiative) got the green light to resume house-to-house vaccination campaigns in Afghanistan which had been halted for over three years. Starting November 8, the campaigns will target over 3.3 million children in parts of the country that were previously inaccessible.
This year has been a successful year so far in terms of the number of cases of polio. So far there is one case only in each of Pakistan and Afghanistan.