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North Waziristan reports 12th wild polio case ISLAMABAD, (VOM) – A 21-month-old boy has been paralyzed by wild polio in the 12th case in Pakistan this year. All children belong to North Waziristan.The child had onset of paralysis on 18 June and belongs to Mir Ali (UC-2), the Pakistan National Polio Laboratory at the National...

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Polio vaccination drive launched aiming to reach 12.6 million children ISLAMABAD (VOM) : The second Sub-National Immunization Days (SNIDs) campaign of the year 2022 launched to vaccinate 12.6 million children across Pakistan. The campaign will start from June 27 in all four provinces, covering 25 very high-risk districts for polio across Pakistan to vaccinate over...

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North Waziristan confirms eighth wild polio case ISLAMABAD (VOM) – In the second case from Miranshah, a 20-month-old boy was paralysed by wild polio.The child had onset of paralysis on 15 May and is suffering from disabilities in all four limbs, the Pakistan Polio Laboratory at the National Institute of Health confirmed late on Wednesday....

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Federal Minister for Health Minister visits Polio Emergency Centre

ISLAMABAD – Federal Health Minister Abdul Qadir Patel, together with Health Secretary Aamir Ashraf Khawaja and Special Secretary Iftikhar Shalwani visited the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) on Thursday and met the team leading polio eradication efforts in the country. “It is a pleasure to see such a professionally run institution in Pakistan. This visit...

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Pakistan reports second polio case of 2022 ISLAMABAD, (VOM) – A two-year-old girl was paralyzed by the wild poliovirus in the second case confirmed in Pakistan this year. The child had an onset of paralysis on April 14. The new type-1 wild poliovirus (WPV1) was confirmed from North Waziristan by the Pakistan National Polio Laboratory...

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GLOBAL POLIO ERADICATION INITIATIVE CALLS FOR RENEWED COMMITMENTS TO ACHIEVE PROMISE OF A POLIO-FREE WORLD US$4.8 billion budget needed to implement new Strategy and eradicate the infectious disease Germany announces it will co-host polio pledging moment in 2022 GENEVA, (VOM) – Today, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) announced that it is seeking new commitments...

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*Pakistan reports polio case after nearly 15 months   ISLAMABAD (VOM). – A 15-month-old boy was paralyzed by wild poliovirus in the first such case in 15 months. This is the third case of wild polio to be recorded globally in 2022. The type-1 wild poliovirus (WPV1) was confirmed in the child from North Waziristan...

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*”Pakistan has made remarkable progress in the fight against polio,” Russell* ISLAMABAD:  UNICEF’s new Executive Director, Catherine Russell, visited the National Emergency Operations Center (NEOC) and expressed her support to Pakistan’s polio eradication efforts. She met Dr. Shahzad Baig, National Coordinator, NEOC and polio staff, was briefed on the Polio programme, visited the Operations Room...

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More than 22.4 million children received polio vaccines in 70 districts across Pakistan during SNIDs ISLAMABAD: The first Sub-National Immunization Days (SNIDs) Polio campaign of 2022 reached more than 22.4 million children under the age of five. The campaign was launched on 24 January, covering 70 districts and on 17 January in six high-risk districts...

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*43.5 million children received Polio vaccine* ISLAMABAD: More than 43.5 million children received Polio vaccine and vitamin “A” during the fourth nationwide immunisation campaign held in December. The Polio Programme also facilitated the process of COVID-19 vaccination in collaboration with the National Expanded Programme of Immunization (EPI) and the National Command Operations Center (NCOC) in...