Polio Eradication Update 7/29/21

Dear Polio Eradication Warriors,

No new Wild Polio cases reported this week!  See this week’s attached report.                

What is that Polio Picture? A child is immunized in Pakistan with the help of the UAE.  The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on July 24 announced an additional US$9.5 million support to the Pakistan Polio Eradication Initiative (PEI). The funding will be used to vaccinate approximately 16 million children during door-to-door immunization campaigns in 84 highest-risk districts as well as an additional US$376,000 to provide personal protective equipment against COVID-19 for the frontline campaign workers.

The funding, which will be utilized from July to December, brings to more than US$23 million made available by the UAE in 2021. The Emirates, a long-time supporter of Pakistan’s polio program and its main funder, has provided over US$200 million in financial support since 2014.