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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

  • Twenty one new WPV1 cases were reported in the past week. Of these, 12 are from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) (3 from North Waziristan, 3 from South Waziristan and 6 from Khyber Agency); 4 are from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (1 from Tank, 1 from Peshawar and 2 from the previously uninfected district of Bunir); 1 from Kabdulah, Balochistan; 1 in the previously uninfected district of Bhakkar in Punjab; and 3 cases in Sindh (2 in Khigadap and 1 in Khiorangi). This brings the total number of polio cases in 2014 to 166 compared to 28 in 2013 by this date. The most recent onset of paralysis was on 2 September in FATA. The bulk of these cases had onset of paralysis in August, and are being cleared as part of a laboratory back-log.
  • One new cVDPV2 case was reported in the past week. This case had onset of paralysis in the Khyber district of FATA on 23 June. The country has now 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 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. At exit and entry points, 182 permanent vaccination points are being used to reach internally displaced persons.