Pakistan is affected by ongoing endemic wild poliovirus transmission and circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 cVDPV2. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative is focusing on reaching every last child in Pakistan with vaccines, strengthening surveillance and maintaining political commitment, financial resources and technical support at all levels. It is therefore subject to temporary recommendations as of February Residents and visitors for more than 4 weeks from infected areas should receive an additional dose of OPV or inactivated polio vaccine IPV within 4 weeks to 12 months of travel. Who we are Our Mission.
Outline Of A Child Immunization
Crippling Violence: Conflict and Incident Polio in Afghanistan
Public Health Reviews volume 38 , Article number: 6 Cite this article. Metrics details. Immunization should be considered a basic human right to health and well-being. This paper attempts to review some of the literature that highlights the ethical and religious concerns surrounding polio vaccination and what approaches may be used to counter the problems faced in Pakistan. This paper is developed through a literature review on public health and polio in Pakistan, consulting local, regional and globally published peer reviewed articles focussing on religion, culture, ethics and public health. Human behaviour, including the utilization and acceptability of healthcare services, is greatly influenced by religious beliefs and dogmas.
Why polio continues to be a health risk in Pakistan
PLoS Med 10 10 : e This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Competing interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist. The opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of their respective affiliated organisations.
Globalization and Health volume 12 , Article number: 63 Cite this article. Metrics details. From a situation where wild type poliovirus was endemic in countries across five continents, transmission is now limited to regions of just three countries — Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria. Before the launch of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative GPEI in , poliomyelitis paralysed and killed hundreds of thousands of people every year [ 1 ].