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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

  • Ten new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases were reported in the past week. Six were from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), with 1 in South Waziristan, and 5 in Khyber Agency; 1 from Killa Abdullah district in Balochistan province; 1 from Mardin district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province; and 2 from Sindh province (1 in Bin Qasim town of Karachi city and 1 in Badin district, southern Sindh province). The total number of WPV1 cases in Pakistan in 2014 is now 246, compared to 63 at this time last year. The most recent WPV1 case had onset of paralysis on 1 November, from Khyber Agency, FATA.
  • 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 particular newly opened previously inaccessible areas of FATA. At exit and entry points of conflict-affected areas that are still inaccessible during polio campaigns, 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 people have been vaccinated in the past few months at transit points and in host communities, including over 850,000 children under 10 years old.