14 Apr AFGHANISTAN: Volatile Kandahar – the polio capital
Posted at 17:36h in News
KABUL, 13 April 2011 (IRIN) – Eliminated in the relatively secure northern and central provinces, polio persists in the insecure southern and eastern provinces, according to the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) and the UN World Health Organization (WHO).
The southern province of Kandahar is the worst affected: Of the 25 polio cases confirmed in Afghanistan in 2010, 11 were in Kandahar. In 2009, 38 cases were reported – 21 in Kandahar; and in 2008, 31 cases, with 12 in Kandahar, according to WHO.