WHO: Pakistan Needs To Eradicate Polio By 2015
The World Health Organization has issued a deadline to the Government of Pakistan. Accordingto the officials, Pakistan must eradicate polio by December 2015. Given the rapid spread of thedisease in Karachi, the city has been especially singled out and officials have been told tocontinue anti-polio campaigns until the target is met. Since the beginning of the year, 24 casesof polio have been diagnosed in Karachi. The Government of Sindh has decided to administerpolio vaccination injections during the campaign scheduled from 16 th to 21st December. AllPakistanis traveling outside of the country will be screened for polio before being allowed toenter into their destination country. All provinces have been informed about the WHO deadlineand have been told to start working towards complete eradication immediately.