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19 Jul 2018 description
  • The Minister of Health of Papua New Guinea officially launched the outbreak response campaign on 16 July in Morobe, Madang and Eastern Highlands provinces.

  • Summary of new viruses this week: advance notification of one wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) case in Afghanistan in Kunar province. In Nigeria, one new case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) as well as three confirmed and two advanced notice cVDPV2 positive environmental samples. See country sections below for more details.

19 Jul 2018 description

SITUATION UPDATE

  • Health Cluster partners are responding to a drought in the northern region. Up to 2,2 million people may be affected by food insecurity.

  • UNAMA released their latest update on civilian casualties covering the first half of 2018. A total 5,122 casualties (1,692 deaths and 3,430 injured) were reported between 1 January and 30 June, and the figures remain at record high.

17 Jul 2018 description
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This report takes a detailed look at the current status of childhood immunization in 10 priority countries: Afghanistan, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan and Uganda.

09 Jul 2018 description
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Key issues in the past week:

  • Conflict and fighting in five provinces displaced 21,000 people, according to first initial reports.
  • IOM suspended activities at three border crossings due to lack of funding for two weeks.
  • Demonstrations in Faryab and Balkh provinces hampered humanitarian activities.
  • A total of 52,000 people in need received humanitarian assistance across the country.

Key figures of the past week:

09 Jul 2018 description
report Frontier Post

F.P. Report

KARACHI: Commissioner Karachi Muhammad Sualeh Ahmad Faruqui has said that government is committed to eradicate the polio virus and for the purpose making all out coordinated efforts on priority bases to make Pakistan polio free country. and to protect our children from this crippled disease.

He said this while talking to the delegation of Independent Monitory Board of the Global Polio Initiative Mission, an international partner which is visiting Pakistan to review the progress for the polio eradication efforts and activities in Pakistan.

06 Jul 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • GoP votes to merge FATA into KPk

  • Relief actors prepare for June–August monsoon season

  • USAID/FFP provides $10 million in new funding for emergency food assistance to vulnerable households

KEY DEVELOPMENTS 

03 Jul 2018 description
report Frontier Post

Ahmad Nabi

LANDI KOTAL: Special three days anti polio campaign in selected tribal districts and sub-divisions started from Monday (Today) on July 2, 2018, under the supervision and security provided by Commissioners, Deputy Commissioners, Health Officials and Security Agencies.

02 Jul 2018 description
  • Featured on www.polioeradication.org: World leaders reaffirm commitment to polio eradication at G7 Summit.
  • The Republic of Korea becomes the first donor to support polio outbreak response in the Horn of Africa. cVDPV outbreak in Papua New Guinea. For further information see the country section below.
02 Jul 2018 description
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Key issues in the past week:
- Around 7,000 people were reportedly displaced from insecure districts in Wardak Province.
- A new case of polio has been reported from Hilmand, the ninth case this year in Afghanistan.
- 17 clinics in Badghis have reportedly run out of supplies, due to interference by armed groups.
- A total of 32,000 people in need received humanitarian assistance across the country.

22 Jun 2018 description

Polio this week as of 19 June 2018

Featured on www.polioeradication.org: Stopping polio at the border.
World leaders rearmed commitment to eradication at the G7 summit.

20 Jun 2018 description

Key updates, May 2018

  • Due to the upcoming elections, 5 health facilities are used as polling centres, which will negatively affect the provision of services.

  • In May, 10 attacks on health care were reported. These included closure of 6 health facilities, 3 incidents of looting of equipment and supplies, one health worker killed and one more detained by AGEs.

  • Health Cluster partners are responding to a drought that affects the northern region. Up to 2.2 million people may be affected by food insecurity.

19 Jun 2018 description
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Key issues in the past week:

  • Since January, more than 130,000 people have been displaced by conflict across the country.

  • 36 patients with Crimean–Congo Haemorrhagic Fever have been hospitalised in Hirat City.

  • In Nuristan, armed men set fire to a hospital and detained medical staff for one night.

  • In Daychopan, Zabul, all three health facilities remained closed for the third week in a row.

Countrywide conflict displacement

19 Jun 2018 description
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Global Humanitarian Overview 2018: six months on

As of 15 June 2018, 21 Humanitarian Response Plans (HRP) and the Syria Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan (3RP) require US$25.39 billion to assist 96.2 million highly vulnerable people.

07 Jun 2018 description
  • Featured on www.polioeradication.org: Meet a doctor at the frontline of polio eradication in Pakistan; and, vaccinators ensuring that every child is reached in Afghanistan.

  • Summary of newly-reported viruses this week: one new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) case reported from Pakistan; and, one new WPV1-positive environmental sample from Afghanistan. See country sections below for more details.

07 Jun 2018 description

By Ikram Junaidi

ISLAMABAD: Polio programme seems to be failing in wiping out the polio virus as a third case surfaced in Balochistan during the five months of this year.

As compared to 2017 at the same point in time, only two polio cases were reported from across the country which means that instead of a decrease, there appears 50 per cent increase in polio cases on a year-on-year basis, an official of the ministry of national health services told Dawn while requesting anonymity.

01 Jun 2018 description

By Ikram Junaidi

ISLAMABAD: Despite expectations that the poliovirus would be eradicated in 2018, the emergence of two cases in Pakistan and nine cases in Afghanistan has panicked authorities in the health sectors as the two countries have been declared one block.