Humanitarian Health Action

Massive polio vaccination campaign begins in Afghanistan targeting over 9.5 million children

A child receives the oral polio vaccine in Kabul.

Kabul, 29 August 2016 – The Ministry of Public Health along with its partners WHO and UNICEF launched today a national polio immunization campaign to vaccinate every child in Afghanistan under the age of five.

Afghanistan - WHO Humanitarian Response Plan 2016

Health Cluster funding requirements
US$ 39 562 024 (health partners including WHO)

WHO requirements
US$ 10 000 000


In 2015 WHO received financial contributions to support its humanitarian work in Afghanistan from the Central Emergency Response Fund, the European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection, France, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Common Humanitarian Fund and the United States of America.