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Ensuring access to every child in every district remains the priority in Pakistan.
A low season planning meeting in Bhurban demonstrates the commitment of the Government of Pakistan to stopping polio transmission.
For the first time in five years, a door-to-door anti-polio campaign took place from 7-8 June in Bara sub-division of Khyber Agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) in Pakistan
Courageous Pakistani mothers, like polio survivor Saima, are key to ending polio’s paralysing effects on children for good – not just in Pakistan, but all over the world. This is not the first time Saima Liaqat has shown her courage. Stricken by po...
Attacks deprive most vulnerable children of basic health interventions
A local community worker who was part of the polio eradication initiative in Pakistan was killed in Karachi on Friday evening.
On the morning on 17 July 2012, a serious security incident took place in Gadap Town, Karachi, Pakistan, involving World Health Organization (WHO) staff
New Polio Champion joins renewed drive to eradicate the crippling disease from Pakistan 9 July 2012 – World famous Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi took a break from defeating bowlers last weekend to become the new champion for polio eradication in P...
Decline partially offset by use of new vaccines; new emergency plans in 2012 to reverse trend
An innovative way to reach Punjab’s nomads with polio information and vaccine 21 March, 2012 - Eradicating polio is not all fun and games – except when it is! Around 3,000 happy members of Punjab’s nomadic tribes converged at the Nomad Childr...
Prime Minister puts in place urgent measures to address drastic rise in new cases; appoints new Polio Focal Point to oversee effort On 24 November, the Government of Pakistan announced major new changes to the country's polio eradication effort, a...
Intense outbreak in Pakistan, related cases in China Wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) genetically linked to virus currently circulating in Pakistan has been isolated in China. Pakistan is affected by nationwide transmission of WPV1, and is the loca...
Rotarians are in the forefront of the drive to implement Pakistan’s National Emergency Action Plan for Polio Eradication 2011. The government launched the emergency plan in January, in response to a sharp increase in polio cases in the country i...
Significant implications, as Asia is on verge of eliminating circulation of this strain. Pakistan has reported wild poliovirus type 3 (WPV3) isolated from a 16-month old child with onset of paralysis on 9 June 2011, from a conflict-affected, inaccessi...
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