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21 Nov 2017 description
report Frontier Post

Rafiullah Mandokhail

ZHOB: The three-day anti-polio drive kicked-off amid strict monitoring of a federal team in bordering town here on Monday. The drive amid massive field visits of a federal monitoring team would be continued till Nov 22nd, 2017 followed by a catch-up day of missed children.

RRU National Emergency Operations Center for polio eradication Dr. Tufail inaugurated the drive by administering anti-polio drops to children at the newly established District Polio Control Room (DPCR) here.

20 Nov 2017 description

QUETTA: A three-day polio vaccination campaign in 33 districts of Balochistan will begin on Monday (today).

The coordinator of the Emergency Operation Centre (EOC), Balochistan, Syed Faisal Ahmed, said on Sunday that all arrangements for the campaign had been made. He said more than 2.4 million children were expected to be vaccinated against the polio virus during the campaign, adding that the children would also be given Vitamin-A drops.

20 Nov 2017 description
report Frontier Post

PESHAWAR: As many as 5.712 million children below the age of five years will be given oral polio vaccine (OPV) in the upcoming anti-polio drive whereas children between the age group of six to 59 weeks will be given vitamin A drops to boost their immunity.

This was disclosed in a meeting held at Emergency Operations Center Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (EOC) to review the readiness status of the upcoming NID starting from November 20, 2017 in all districts of the province.

17 Nov 2017 description

Polio this week as of 15 November 2017

  • New on polioeradication.org: Polio infrastructure helping to stop malaria in Nigeria, and Innovations in reverse cold-chain building resilience for disease surveillance in Sudan.

  • Underlining their commitment to a polio-free world for all future generations, Italy has provided €4.5 million to deliver polio vaccines in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

16 Nov 2017 description

ABU DHABI, 15th November, 2017 (WAM) -- The UAE has provided over 219 million units of polio vaccine to more than 43 million Pakistani children between 2014 and September 2017, through its anti-polio drive in the country.

The UAE-Pakistan Assistance Programme (UAE-PAP) was launched under the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

16 Nov 2017 description

With families on the move posing one of the biggest challenges to eradication in Pakistan, an innovative campaign is vaccinating children on trains.

Dressed in a blue uniform, carrying a vaccine carrier on his shoulder, Imran Khan is a polio vaccinator working at Karachi Cantonment Railway station. “I make sure no child under five travelling by train is missed during the immunization campaign,” he says. Apart from vaccinating children, Imran also sensitizes their parents on the importance of vaccination and threats posed by the crippling disease.

14 Nov 2017 description

Italy’s contribution supports efforts to vaccinate every last child against polio in the only two countries reporting cases of the disease in 2017.

taly has provided EURO 4.5 million to support efforts to reach and vaccinate all children under five years of age in Pakistan and Afghanistan – the only two countries worldwide that have reported polio cases this year.

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.

14 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

SPIN BOLDAK, Afghanistan, 13 November 2017 – “The town of Spin Boldak on Afghanistan’s southern border with Pakistan is at the epicentre of the global effort to eradicate polio.

“This year, only Afghanistan and Pakistan have recorded wild poliovirus cases and the virus has no respect for the borders. As of 9 November 2017, there are 14 cases of wild poliovirus globally – nine in Afghanistan and five in Pakistan – the lowest number recorded in history.

13 Nov 2017 description

Islamabad, November 2017: The National Polio Management Team reviewed the progress and discussed the challenges pertaining to the implementation of the National Emergency Action Plan for polio eradication in its recently held meeting at national EOC the other day.

The meeting was chaired by Prime Ministers Focal Person Senator Ayesha Raza Farooq with Coordinator for National EOC Dr. Rana Muhammad Safdar and was attended by coordinators from all the provinces as well as representatives from the Capital Development Authority, Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Jammu Kashmir.

09 Nov 2017 description

Polio this week as of 8 November 2017

08 Nov 2017 description
report Frontier Post

F.P. Report

TIMERGARA: A polio team comprised of two health workers and a security official remained unhurt luckily when an improvised explosive device went up near them at Arif Kaly Khwar in the jurisdiction of Munda Lower Dir police station on Tuesday, residents and police told.

07 Nov 2017 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 29 October-4 November 2017 and includes updates on chikungunya, Legionnaires' disease, malaria, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), influenza A(H7N9), plague, poliomyelitis, seasonal influenza and West Nile virus. Access the full set of maps, graphs and visuals for the CDTR at: http://ecdc.europa.eu/cdtr

06 Nov 2017 description

Abdullah Khalid is one of the hardworking vaccinators making sure that even children on the move are protected against polio.

The poliovirus knows no borders, making children on both sides of the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan vulnerable to contracting the debilitating disease. This is why, placed strategically along the border, 19 WHO-supported vaccination posts reach children on the move as they cross between countries, ensuring that all children under the age of 10 receive two drops of the oral polio vaccine to protect them from polio.

03 Nov 2017 description

Polio this week as of 1 November 2017

03 Nov 2017 description

2 November 2017 – Pakistan has launched the first sub-national immunization days (SNIDs) campaign of the current low transmission season on 30 October 2017, targeting more than 21 million children under the age of 5. The campaign has taken place in a total of 95 districts/agencies/towns of the country. The majority of districts concluded the SNIDs on 2 November, while three districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including Chitral, Dir Lower and Dir Upper as well as Lahore will start the campaign on 6 November.

01 Nov 2017 description

Current major event

Cholera in Yemen: Key questions

The cholera outbreak in Yemen continues to rage and from April to 28 October 2017, a total of 880,987 suspected cholera cases including 2,183 associated deaths with a case fatality rate of 0.25% were reported from Yemen. The cases were reported from almost all governorates (96% of the governorates were affected) and almost all districts (92% of the districts were affected).

01 Nov 2017 description

Three Levies personnel were injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast targeting a polio team in Bajaur Agency's Khar district on Tuesday, officials said.

Officials in the political administration said the team was targeted while administering polio drops to children in the area.

The wounded were shifted to District Headquarters Hospital for treatment, the officials added.

Fieldworkers and security forces involved in anti-polio drives in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have often been targeted by militants.