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UNICEF Health and Immunization Response Support
DATES: September 2003 - September 2011
UNAID provides support for polio communication and social mobilization activities in high-risk areas in the south and east of Afghanistan, particularly in Hilmand and Kandahar provinces, where new cases of polio have been detected. Activities aim to increase community acceptance of vaccinations in order to increase immunization coverage in each successive round. High-quality immunization campaigns that reach every child less than age five with oral polio vaccine(s), as many times as needed, will stop virus transmission. USAID collaborates closely with the Ministry of Public Health at the central and provincial levels to implement these activities.