Endemic countries, Social mobilization, Vaccination campaigns
Pakistan polio update – July 2018
Update on polio eradication efforts in Pakistan for July 2018
- There were no new cases of wild poliovirus (WPV1) reported.
- 10.5 million children were vaccinated against poliovirus during case response campaigns by more than 73 000 dedicated frontline workers.
- Teams at transit points and borders successfully vaccinated 1.7 million children.
Endemic countries, WHO and partners are committed to eradicate polio
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