1Dr. Syed Nadeem-ur-Rehman, 2 Dr. Uzma Hafeez and 3Dr. Tamkeen Ghafoor
1Provincial Technical Officer FELTP-Pak, Provincial Disease Surveillance & Response Unit, Directorate General Health, Muzaffarabad, AJ&K, 2Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, AJK Medical College, Muzaffarabad, AJ&K, 3Faculty FELTP-Pakistan, National Institute of Health, Islamabad
Background: The last case of wild polio virus transmission occurred in AJ&K in October 2000.This study was conducted to describe the characteristics of patients reported with acute flaccid paralysis and to evaluate the performance of the surveillance system during 2011-2015 using indicators recommended by the World Health Organization.
Methods: This retrospective study was conducted at directorate of Expanded Program on Immunization AJ&K during May 2016. Records were reviewed of children aged younger than 15 years with acute flaccid paralysis. Data analysis was performed using Microsoft Excel 2007.