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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

  • Two new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases were reported in the past week. One case was reported in Khyber district in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, and the other in Peshawar, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The total number of WPV1 cases in 2014 remains 306, and 9 for 2015. The most recent onset of paralysis was on 31 January in Peshawar.
  • No new type 2 circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV2) cases were been reported in the past week. The most recent case had onset of paralysis on 13 December. The number of cVDPV cases reported in 2014 remains 21.
  • A panel of experts was convened on 14 – 15 February for a consultation to review the current epidemiological situation and the status of implementation of the existing ‘low transmission season’ polio eradication plan. With 8 weeks remaining until the end of the low season, the panel urged that Emergency Operations Centres continue strengthening the roll-out of the plan and that, at the provincial level, teams more completely and accurately track its’ implementation.