Pakistan's expanded programme on immunization: an overview in the context of polio eradication and strategies for improving coverage.

@article{Owais2013PakistansEP,
  title={Pakistan's expanded programme on immunization: an overview in the context of polio eradication and strategies for improving coverage.},
  author={Aatekah Owais and Asif Raza Khowaja and Syed Asad Ali and Anita K. M. Zaidi},
  journal={Vaccine},
  year={2013},
  volume={31 33},
  pages={
          3313-9
        }
}
Since its inception in 1978, Pakistan's Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) has contributed significantly towards child health and survival in Pakistan. However, the WHO-estimated immunization coverage of 88% for 3 doses of Diptheria-Tetanus-Pertussis vaccine in Pakistan is likely an over-estimate. Many goals, such as polio, measles and neonatal tetanus elimination have not been met. Pakistan reported more cases of poliomyelits in 2011 than any other country globally, threatening the… CONTINUE READING
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