Endemic countries, Vaccination campaigns
Pakistan Polio Update – July 2017
Snapshot of polio eradication efforts in Pakistan for July 2017
The Pakistan polio snapshot gives a monthly update on key information and activities of the polio eradication initiative in Pakistan.
July updates include:
- No new cases of polio reported – the total for 2017 remains 3
- The Federally Administered Tribal Areas marked one year without reporting a case – down from a high of 179 cases in 2014
- Small-scale vaccination campaigns were carried out in July in the core polio reservoirs and other high risk areas, aiming to reach 10.1 million children
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