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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 in Pakistan. Of these, 3 are from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) (1 from South Waziristan and 2 from Khyber Agency); and 1 from Lakki Marwat district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province. The most recent case had onset of paralysis on 1 October. This brings the total number of WPV1 cases in 2014 to 210 compared to 46 in 2013 by this date.
  • No new type 2 circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV2) cases were reported in the past week. The most recent cVDPV2 case had onset of paralysis in Khyber Agency, FATA, on 23 June. The country has reported 19 cases of cVDPV2 in 2014.
  • 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.