Humanitarian Health Action

Over 5.6 million children to be vaccinated against polio across Afghanistan

A child receives the oral polio vaccine in Kabul.

Kabul 7 November 2016 – The Ministry of Public Health along with its partners WHO and UNICEF launched a polio vaccination campaign today in all provinces of the southern, eastern and south-eastern regions as well as selected high-risk districts across the country, including Kabul city. The campaign aims to reach over 5.6 million children and will run until 11 November.

WHO and partners strengthen trauma care

WHO developed an emergency response plan with the Ministry of Public Health and Handicap International to respond to urgent health needs for trauma care and rehabilitation in Kunduz. In November 2015, additional trauma care facilities and a rehabilitation unit were established at Kunduz Regional Hospital in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health and Handicap international with funds from CERF.


Afghanistan - WHO Humanitarian Response Plan 2016

Health Cluster funding requirements
US$ 39 562 024 (health partners including WHO)

WHO requirements
US$ 10 000 000


In 2015 WHO received financial contributions to support its humanitarian work in Afghanistan from the Central Emergency Response Fund, the European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection, France, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Common Humanitarian Fund and the United States of America.