Pakistan Polio Update – September 2017

Update on polio eradication efforts in Pakistan for September 2017

The Pakistan polio snapshot gives a monthly update on key information and activities of the polio eradication initiative in Pakistan.

September updates include:

  • No new cases of polio reported since the August update – the total for 2017 is five
  • The first country-wide immunization campaign of the current low season for poliovirus transmission took place – 38 million children under 5 years were vaccinated.
  • According to independent post-campaign monitoring, the September National Immunization Days has been one of the best campaigns this year.
  • The September campaign set the foundation for eradicating the virus from the last remaining areas of Pakistan.

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