Polio Eradication Initiative | Strategy/policy | Care for post-polio paralytic cases

Care for children with post-polio paralysis

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Children who have had polio are among the largest group of people with physical disabilities. Early intervention and care of paralytic children and their rehabilitation is vital to improve the quality of their lives and allow them to become productive members of society as adults. It is important that children with polio continue with their education to fulfil their academic ambitions. Special care should be given to children with polio as they often require special aiding devices and physiotherapy exercises to prevent aggravated manifestations as a result of polio disease.

Indicators and information

Wild polio cases by country in the Region for 2017–2018

Country

P1 Total

2017 

Afghanistan

14 14

Pakistan

8 8

Total 2017

22 22

2018 

Afghanistan

21 21

Pakistan

12 12

Total 2018

33 33

2019 

Afghanistan

13 13

Pakistan

53 53

Total 2019 (up to 18 August 2019)

66 66

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Supplementary Immunization Activities

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