The global polio eradication initiative in Pakistan: Lessons learnt and prospects for success

  • Sajida Naseem Shifa College of Medicine, Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University
Keywords: Poliomyelitis, GPEI, OPV, IPV

Abstract

Poliomyelitis commonly called polio is a highly infectious disease caused by three sero types of polio virus 1, 2 and 3, which attacks the nervous system. The virus is transmitted mostly through feco-oral route, less often it is transmitted through polluted food or water. Since there is no treatment or cure to poliomyelitis, this disease can be prevented only. The World Health Assembly in 1988 set the target to eradicate polio globally by the year 2000 through multiple doses of childhood vaccinations that protect a child for whole life.

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Author Biography

Sajida Naseem, Shifa College of Medicine, Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University

Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine

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Published
2019-12-19
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Naseem S. The global polio eradication initiative in Pakistan: Lessons learnt and prospects for success. JSTMU [Internet]. 19Dec.2019 [cited 1Dec.2020];2(2):45-6. Available from: https://j.stmu.edu.pk/ojs/index.php/jstmu/article/view/71