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10 Dec 2018 description

Critically important to ensure every child gets two drops of the polio vaccine during the campaign

Islamabad, 9 December 2018 – Closest ever to its goal of stopping Polio virus circulation, Pakistan starts the last nationwide door to door Polio vaccination campaign of the year from 10th December. During these days, over 270,000 frontline workers will go door to door to ensure 38.7 million children aged 0 – 5 years receive polio vaccines that will protect them against the poliovirus.

02 Dec 2018 description

Critically important to ensure every child gets two drops of the polio vaccine during December campaign: National Emergency Operations Centre (EOC)

27 Nov 2018 description
infographic Government of Pakistan

During October, the Polio Eradication Programme utilized its existing infrastructure to support a nationwide measles campaign led by Pakistan's Expanded Programme on Immunization (EP!). This support was provided to prevent further measles outbreaks in country and provide communities with a much-needed and highly demanded health service. In all, up to 37 million children were reached during this mass vaccination effort.

20 Nov 2018 description

1. Overview:

a. Drought has greater impact, as compared to other major disasters as the later are mostly of short duration and geographically limited, while drought, by contrast, affects large geographical areas for considerable period of time. The frequency and severity of drought have increased in our country in recent years due to a combination of increasing temperatures, increasing events of El Nino and a reduction in the number of rainy days. A significant increase in the frequency of heat waves, an indicator of forthcoming drought, has been reported.

20 Nov 2018 description

New US$ 4.6 million Japanese grant to procure Oral Polio Vaccine

Islamabad, 19 November 2018: The Government of Japan has announced to provide 510 million Japanese Yen in grant aid to support the supply of the essential polio vaccine for the campaigns during the 2018/19 low transmission season of the poliovirus.

The notes of the grant were signed and exchanged today between the Government of Japan, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

01 Nov 2018 description

Islamabad, 31 October 2018 - The National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) for Polio Eradication in Islamabad has notified two new polio cases from Bajour tribal district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, bringing the total number of polio cases in the country to eight this year. “The identification of new cases is yet another reminder that long as poliovirus exists anywhere in the country, no child is safe from being infected,” said Dr. Rana Muhammad Safdar, National Coordinator for Polio Eradication in Pakistan.

24 Oct 2018 description

“Vaccination of every child imperative till full eradication” PM Focal Person On Polio

ISLAMABAD, 17 October 2018 — The National Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) for Polio Eradication has notified two new polio cases from Gadap, Karachi and Khyber tribal district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, bringing the total number of polio cases in the country to six this year, however the virus failed to cause any clinical paralysis to both the children.

17 Oct 2018 description

Islamabad, October 16, 2018 - Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has reaffirmed his firm government commitment for polio free Peshawar and assured to provide all available resources to achieve this end. The team for the prevention of polio would be given proper security and it we all will work as a team towards this end, he assured.

16 Oct 2018 description

By Sajida Mansoor

Islamabad, October 15, 2018 - More than 31 million Pakistani children are to be vaccinated against measles in late October in a countrywide immunization campaign that pulls together national funding and the polio programme’s greatest asset: its human resources.

27 Sep 2018 description

Karachi, Sindh province: UC4 Gadap in the outskirts of Karachi, just off the super highway; the main transit route to Balochistan in one direction while it links to Punjab and KP.on the other side. The area is inhabited by some 600,000 people, 77% of whom are Pashtuns, Afghans and the dominant Mehsud tribe.

Lack of basic health and sanitation service such as solid waste management, sewage system and health facilities is a hallmark of UC4 Gadap.

28 Aug 2018 description

Federal Minister for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination praises programme efforts to protect every child from polio

21 Aug 2018 description
infographic Government of Pakistan

In July:
- There were no new cases of wild poliovirus (WPV1) reported.
- 10.5 million children were vaccinated against poliovirus during case response campaigns by more than 73 000 dedicated frontline workers.
- Teams at transit points and borders successfully vaccinated 1.7 million children.

24 Jul 2018 description
  1. Rivers Flow Situation Reported by Flood Forecasting Division. River Kabul at Nowshera is in Low Flood level. All the other major Rivers are in the state of their normal flows. Low to medium flood is expected in River Chenab and Jhelum along with Nullahs of Rivers Ravi and Chenab. Details at Annex A.

24 Jul 2018 description
  1. Rivers Flow Situation Reported by Flood Forecasting Division. River Kabul at Nowshera is in Low Flood level. All the other major Rivers are in the state of their normal flows. Low to Medium flood is expected in River Chenab along with Nullahs of Rivers Ravi & Chenab during 22 to 24 July 2018. Urban flooding is also expected in Gujranwala, Sargodha, Lahore & Faisalabad Divisions during 23 to 24 July 2018. Details at Annex A.

22 Jul 2018 description
  1. Rivers Flow Situation Reported by Flood Forecasting Division. River Kabul at Nowshera is in Low Flood level. All the other major Rivers are in the state of their normal flows. Flows in the River Chenab along with Nullahs of Rivers Ravi & Chenab are likely to increase from 23 July 2018. Details at Annex A.

22 Jul 2018 description
  1. Rivers Flow Situation Reported by Flood Forecasting Division. River Kabul at Nowshera is in Low Flood level. All the other major Rivers are in the state of their normal flows. Flows in the Nullahs of Rivers Ravi & Chenab are likely to increase from 23 July 2018. Details at Annex A.