Polio this week as of 19 July 2017
With five national campaigns since October 2016, Pakistan is well positioned to face the challenges ahead.
At the end of May 2017, more than 38 million children under the age of 5 were vaccinated against polio in Pakistan. During the campaign, over 250,000 trained polio workers went from house to house across the length and breadth of the country to vaccinate children against the crippling disease.
Polio this week as of 12 July 2017
At the G20 Head of State Summit in Hamburg, Germany, last weekend, leaders acknowledged the efforts to eradicate and committed to completing the job of polio eradication. More.
Journal of Infectious Diseases publishes supplement of articles on polio endgame and legacy implementation lessons learned and best practices. More.
Leaders of the Group of Twenty commit to complete polio eradication
At their Summit in Hamburg, Germany, the Heads of State of the Group of Twenty (G20) acknowledged the global effort to eradicate polio and the need to finish the job in their 2017 Summit Statement, committing to “strive to fully eradicate polio”.
Weekly country updates as of 4 July 2017
No new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases were reported in the past week. The total number of WPV1 cases for 2017 remains four. The most recent WPV1 case had onset of paralysis on 16 April from Nawzad district, Hilmand province.