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Pakistan Polio Update – October 2017
Update on polio eradication efforts in Pakistan for October 2017
The Pakistan polio snapshot gives a monthly update on key information and activities of the polio eradication initiative in Pakistan.
October updates include:
- No new cases of polio reported – the total for 2017 remains five.
- Polio vaccination campaigns took place in priority areas of the country in October, successfully vaccinating around 22 million children.
- Around 1.7 million children were vaccinated at 376 Permanent Transit Points set up across country and district borders, as well as at transit points such as bus stops, railway stations and highways.
- On World Polio Day, observed on 24 October, Pakistan paid special tribute to the country’s valiant Sehat Muhafiz, or the “Guardians of Heath”, who set an inspiring example as dedicated frontline vaccinators in the fight against polio.
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