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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 wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases were reported in the past week. Four are from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) 3 from Khyber Agency and 1 from South Waziristan); and 3 are from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province (2 from Peshawar district and 1 from Swat). The total number of WPV1 cases in Pakistan in 2014 is now 283, compared to 75 at this time last year. The most recent WPV1 case had onset of paralysis on 25 November, from Peshawar, KP.
  • No cases of type 2 circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV2) were reported in the past week. This most recent cVDPV2 case had onset of paralysis in Khyber Agency, FATA, on 16 September. The country has reported 20 cases of cVDPV2 in 2014.
  • Immunization activities are continuing with particular focus on known high-risk areas, in previously inaccessible areas of FATA. At exit and entry points of conflict-affected areas 100 permanent vaccination points are being used to reach internally displaced families as they move in and out of the inaccessible area. Over 1 million doses of vaccine have been used in the past few months to vaccinate people passing through transit points and in host communities, including over 850,000 children under 10 years old.