Endemic countries, Social mobilization, Vaccination campaigns
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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