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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

  • Three new WPV1 cases were reported in the past week, from Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA – from Khyber Agency and South Waziristan), and from Balochistan (Killa Abdullah), bringing the total number of WPV1 cases for 2014 to 102. The case from South Waziristan is the most recent in the country, with onset of paralysis on 9 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.
  • The WPV1 case from Balochistan is the first in the province since October 2012. However, four positive environmental samples were collected in 2014 from Quetta, Balochistan, the most recent of which on 20 June. This case is linked to these positive environmental samples, suggesting local circulation of WPV1 this year in this area.