Polio, a highly infectious and sometimes deadly disease that has plagued the world since ancient times, is now at its lowest levels ever, and a global push for polio eradication by 2018 is underway. Since eradication efforts began in earnest 26 years ago (when cases numbered 350,000 annually), polio has been eliminated in more than 120 countries and remains endemic in only three.
Tech-Serve helped strengthen the Ministry of Public Health’s (MoPH) health system stewardship at all levels, leading to improvements in overall population health. Tech-Serve worked with the MoPH to improve access to quality health services and improve the outcomes of key MoPH indicators in the 13 Afghan provinces where USAID provides health service support.
Last updated: August 16, 2016