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News in Brief 18 October 2021

  • Polio vaccination set to recommence across Afghanistan in November - WHO 

  • Syrians agree to start drafting new constitution, says UN negotiator  

  • Salt-affected soils cause increasing problems for agriculture, FAO warns 

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.