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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

  • Nineteen new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases were reported in the past week in Pakistan. Of these, 6 are from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) (1 from North Waziristan, 1 from South Waziristan and 4 from Khyber Agency); 9 are from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province (1 from Tank district, 2 from Mardan district, 1 from the previously uninfected district of Nowshera and 5 from Peshawar district); 1 case from Balochistan province in Quetta district; 2 from Sindh province (1 in Khigadap and the other from the previously uninfected Khibinqasim district); and 1 from Punjab province, in the previously uninfected district of Sheikupura. This brings the total number of WPV1 cases in 2014 to 206 compared to 39 in 2013 by this date. The most recent case had onset of paralysis on 22 September in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
  • No new type 2 circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV2) cases were reported in the past week. The most recent cVDPV 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, 163 permanent vaccination points are being used to reach internally displaced families as they leave their homes.