Endemic countries, Social mobilization, Vaccination campaigns
Pakistan polio update – March 2018
Update on polio eradication efforts in Pakistan for March 2018
The Pakistan polio snapshot gives a monthly update on key information and activities of the polio eradication initiative in Pakistan.
- One new case of wild poliovirus (WPV1) was detected.
- 4 million children were vaccinated against poliovirus by a team of almost 260 000 dedicated frontline workers.
- Teams at transit points and borders successfully vaccinated 1.6 million children.
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Statements by Regional Director EMRO and United Nations in the country
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“I hope one day I can tell my son the story of how polio was eradicated and how no child will ever be paralyzed by this virus again.”