Campaigns with Oral Polio Vaccine’s Impact in Eradication of Poliomyelitis in Punjab, Pakistan

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Authors : Abid Hussain


Global polio eradication initiative launched in Pakistan in 1988 with collaborative efforts of WHO, UNICEFF, Rotary and other allied. With all endeavors, Pakistan is still having high number of cases in the world which is 80% of total. Total 306 polio cases reported in Pakistan in 2014 and 19 cases reported till 20 March in 2015

Pakistan is among one of the three endemic countries. Efforts for eradication started in 1994. The world Health Organization reported that Lahore, Rawalpindi, Peshawar and Karachi have indigenous circulation of poliomyelitis virus as environmental samples came out positive number of times in 2014.


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