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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

  • Four new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases were reported in the past week, bringing the country’s total case count to 94. The most recent cases had onset of paralysis on 24 June, one from Khyber Agency of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), one from Peshawar in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and one from Sanghar in Sindh province.
  • No new cVDPV2 cases were reported in Pakistan 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.
  • In order to protect those displaced by the military action in North Waziristan, people of all ages continue to be vaccinated against polio at transit points within the country (over 394,000 vaccinated to date) and during several rounds of house-to-house immunization campaigns in the host communities (over 500,000 vaccinated in the first two rounds, with a third round just concluded).
  • The country’s next vaccination campaign will be a subnational activity focusing on the highest risk districts and will take place after the holy month of Ramadan from 18-20 August. Further subnational activities are planned for September and October.