Wild poliovirus in Somalia
Emergency response aims to reach 350,000 children
Emergency outbreak response has started on 14 May to a case of wild poliovirus in Somalia. Given that large parts of central and southern Somalia have not conducted vaccination activities since 2009, the appearance of wild poliovirus in a poorly-immunized population could ignite an outbreak within and beyond Somalia.
This first response campaign aims to reach more than 350,000 children in all the 16 districts of Banadir reg...