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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

  • Seven new WPV1 cases were reported in the past week, all from Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), from North Waziristan, South Waziristan and Khyber, bringing the total number of WPV1 cases for 2014 to 115. One of the newly-reported cases from North Waziristan is the most recent WPV1 case in the country, with onset of paralysis on 27 July.
  • No new cVDPV2 cases were reported in the past week. The country has reported 16 cases of cVDPV2 to date in 2014 and the most recent case had onset of paralysis on 27 May in FR Bannu, FATA.
  • Immunization activities are continuing with particular focus on known high-risk areas.