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18 Oct 2018 description

*12,162 Afghan registered refugees (PoR cardholders) repatriated to Afghanistan from 1 March – 30 September 2018.

*19,560 Afghan refugee births registered from 1 January – 30 September 2018.

**83,328 IDP individuals (13,888 families) returned to their areas of origin in Pakistan since 1 January 2018.

Working with Partners

19 Sep 2018 description

*10,749 Afghan registered refugees (PoR cardholders) repatriated to Afghanistan from 1 March – 31 August 2018.

*16,835 Afghan refugee births registered from 1 January – 31 August 2018.

**83,310 IDP individuals (13,885 families) returned to their areas of origin in Pakistan since 1 January 2018.

Working with Partners

16 Aug 2018 description

*9,821 Afghan registered refugees (PoR cardholders) repatriated to Afghanistan from 1 March – 31 July 2018.

*14,682 Afghan refugee births registered from 1 January – 31 July 2018.

*1,368 IDP individuals (228 families) returned to their areas of origin in Pakistan since 1 January 2018.

Working with Partners

18 Jul 2018 description

*7,726 Afghan registered refugees (PoR cardholders) repatriated to Afghanistan from 1 March – 30 June 2018.

*12,528 Afghan refugee births registered from 1 January – 30 June 2018.

*1,308 IDP individuals (218 families) returned to their areas of origin in Pakistan since 1 January 2018.

Working with Partners

14 Jun 2018 description
  • 6,861 Afghan registered refugees (PoR cardholders) repatriated to Afghanistan from 1 March – 31 May 2018.

  • 11,985 Afghan refugee births registered from 1 January – 31 May 2018.

  • 1,212 IDP individuals (202 families) returned to their areas of origin in Pakistan since 1 January 2018.

Main Activities

Solutions Strategy for Afghan Refugees (2018 – 2019)

25 Jan 2018 description
report Rotary

EVANSTON, Ill. (Jan. 25, 2018) — With 22 confirmed cases in 2017 to date, and just one case in 2018, the world is on the brink of eradicating polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed hundreds of thousands of children each year.

Rotary is giving $53.5 million in grants to support immunization and surveillance activities led by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI).

More than half of the funds will support efforts to end polio in two of the three countries where polio remains endemic:

14 Nov 2017 description

Current major event

Deaths from Dengue in Pakistan

Pakistan is endemic for Dengue fever (DF) since 1994. The country faced a number of repeated outbreaks in different provinces during last two decades. The recorded peak transmission season of DF virus is during July to October/ November. This year an outbreak was reported from the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with 69 deaths reported from this outbreak so far.

15 Oct 2017 description

Current major event

First Conference on Acute Respiratory Infections in EMR

The World Health Organization, in partnership with Global Health Development (GHD), is launching the first Scientific Conference on Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. The conference will be held in Amman, Jordan, from 11 to 14 December 2017, in conjunction with the Fourth Meeting of the Eastern Mediterranean Acute Respiratory Infection Surveillance (EMARIS) Network.

12 Oct 2017 description

Current Major Event

Emerging and Dangerous Pathogens Laboratory Network in WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region

The WHO's Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO) has progressed towards establishing an Emerging and Dangerous Pathogens Laboratory Network (EDPLN). The main purpose of the network is to enhance laboratory diagnostic capacity of Regional laboratories and to timely respond to health emergencies in the Region.

10 Sep 2017 description

Current major event

Dengue fever in Pakistan

The Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination in Pakistan has recently reported a high number of dengue fever cases in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK). A total of 1,279 laboratory confirmed cases were reported during the months of July and August 2017.

Editorial note

09 Aug 2016 description

Mature swarm arrives on Pakistan coast from Yemen

02 Mar 2016 description

The eighth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened via teleconference by the Director-General on 12 February 2016. As with the seventh meeting, the Emergency Committee reviewed the data on circulating wild poliovirus as well as circulating vaccine-derived polioviruses (cVDPV). The latter is particularly important as cVDPVs reflect serious gaps in immunity to poliovirus due to weaknesses in routine immunization coverage in otherwise polio-free countries.

19 Jun 2015 description
  • An Independent Outbreak Response Assessment in Equatorial Guinea took place last week with over a year since the most recent case of polio on the 3 May 2014. They concluded that there is no evidence that wild poliovirus continues to circulate in the country and that there has been a significant improvement in surveillance. Strengthening routine immunization was identified as the highest priority for sustaining the gains of the outbreak response.

11 Jun 2015 description

This week, the “Written Declaration on EU Support and Funding for Polio Eradication” was signed by a majority of the members of the European Parliament. In total, 380 European Parliamentarians signed the Written Declaration, which calls for continued commitment to polio eradication by the European Commission. More

04 Mar 2015 description

27 February 2015

The fourth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (IHR) (2005) regarding the international spread of wild poliovirus in 2014 - 15 was convened via teleconference by the Director-General on 17 February 2015. The following IHR States Parties submitted an update on the implementation of the Temporary Recommendations since the Committee last met on 13 November 2014: Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Pakistan and the Syrian Arab Republic.

01 Dec 2014 description

Overview

Working environment

  • Pakistan hosts almost 1.5 million registered Afghan refugees – still the largest protracted refugee population globally. Since 2002,
    UNHCR has facilitated the return of 3.8 million registered Afghans from Pakistan.

15 Nov 2014 description

The third meeting of the Emergency Committee under the IHR (2005) regarding the international spread of wild poliovirus in 2014 was convened by the Director-General through electronic correspondence from 2 through 7 November 2014.1 The following IHR States Parties submitted an update on the implementation of the Temporary Recommendations since the Committee last met on 31 July 2014: Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Pakistan and the Syrian Arab Republic.

28 Oct 2014 description

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative’s 2013-18 Strategic Plan set a clear first objective: to stop wild polio virus transmission globally by the end of 2014. To deliver this formidable goal, the polio-infected countries and their partners made huge financial and operational pledges to complete the job they had started 25 years previously.

With just weeks to go until the end of 2014, this global target will not be achieved. The virus continues to thrive in two parts of the world that it has never been dislodged from.

11 Jun 2014 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Eighteen months ago, as 2012 drew to a close, optimism was running high for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Polio transmission in India had been interrupted. The three remaining endemic countries (Pakistan, Nigeria, Afghanistan) had made significant programmatic improvements. Some believed that success was imminent; that polio would soon be history.
Within a matter of months, this optimism quickly unwound:

• Targeted killing of polio vaccinators in Pakistan shocked the world and created major operational constraints.