UNICEF Photography

Photo of the Week
©UNICEF/PAKA2012-00309/Zaidi
20 October 2014

Pakistan, 2013: A polio team, accompanied by an armed escort, vaccinates children in a nomad community during a national polio immunization campaign. The world is closer than ever to eradicating polio. Just three endemic countries (including Pakistan) remain. Acceptance of the polio vaccine in these countries has reached record highs through intense UNICEF-led social mobilization. World Polio Day, held annually on 24 October, focuses this year on the final push to end the crippling disease.

Email this
Eradicating polio

Global commitment to eradicating polio has prevented 10–13 million children from contracting the disease since 1988.
See more In Focus>

Twenty-five landmarks for children

Celebrating 25 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child with 25 landmarks for children.
See more CRC@25 >

On Ebola’s frontlines

Workers on the frontlines of the Ebola outbreak are putting themselves at risk in an effort to control the disease.

See more Photo Essays >

Children in emergencies

Around the world, they continue to be caught up in situations that put their very survival at risk.

See more Emergencies>