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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