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Pakistan


Status:
endemic

Most of Pakistan is polio-free. The country has never interrupted transmission of wild poliovirus. Transmission is intense in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), and periodically spreads to other parts of the country and internationally. 

Government of Pakistan's National Emergency Action Plan 2014

Financial resource requirements (2014 - 2016) for Pakistan


Polio this week in Pakistan

  • Ten new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases were reported in the past week in Pakistan. Of these, 4 are from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) (1 from North Waziristan, 1 from Frontier Region Bannu and 2 from Khyber Agency); 1 from Zhob district in Balochistan province, previously uninfected in 2014; 1 from Peshawar district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province; and 4 from Sindh province (1 from Khigadap, 2 from Khikorangi and 1 from Dadu, the latter 2 districts were previously uninfected in 2014). The most recent case had onset of paralysis on 1 October. This brings the total number of WPV1 cases in 2014 to 220 compared to 53 in 2013 by this date.
  • One new type 2 circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV2) case was reported in the past week. This case had onset of paralysis in Khyber Agency, FATA, on 16th September. The case brings the 2014 cVDPV2 country total to 20 .
  • Immunization activities are continuing with particular focus on known high-risk areas, in particular the newly opened areas of FATA. At exit and entry points of areas that are inaccessible during polio campaigns, 163 permanent vaccination points are being used to reach internally displaced families as they move in and out of the inaccessible area.