West Africa synchronized polio campaign
Track national and international efforts to reach 53 million children and kick polio out of West Africa
53 million children under 5 are expected to be reached across 8 West African Countries in a coordinated polio immunization campaign. The action is being organized as part of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.
More than 162,000 trained immunizers will aim to reach every child with a polio vaccine (67,000 for Nigeria only). A total of 66 millions doses of vaccine are made available for each round of the campaign (33 million for Nigeria only).
The campaign is scheduled in two rounds: the first from 27 February to 2 March and the second from 27 to 30 March 2009. In Ghana, the first round took place from 12-14 February.