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A vaccination campaign aims to reach over 2.8 million children with oral polio vaccines in South Sudan.

African countries commit to ending all forms of polio 

Although the African Region was certified free of wild poliovirus one year ago, after four years without a case, outbreaks of a vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV) is spreading throughout communities where too few children have received the polio vaccine, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

UN Women/Allison Joyce

News in Brief 26 August 2020

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