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Japan renews commitment to support polio eradication efforts in Pakistan
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Japan renews commitment to support polio eradication efforts in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The Government of Japan provides US$ 4.57 million grant to procure essential oral polio vaccine as part of its continued support to Pakistan for polio eradication.  This latest grant will be utilized for the procurement of 23.66 million doses of vaccines. It will allow the programme to reach under five years old children living in...

More than 40 million children received vaccination during nationwideanti-polio vaccination drive
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More than 40 million children received vaccination during nationwideanti-polio vaccination drive

Islamabad: A nationwide anti-polio vaccination drive has concluded successfully; more than 40 million under-five-year old children received vaccination and around 32 million children (6-59 months) were given vitamin A supplementation during the campaign. A force of 287,000 frontline Polio workers was deployed across the country for door-to-door vaccination following the strict standard operating procedure (SOP)...

Germany provides additional €5 million to polio eradication in Pakistan
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Germany provides additional €5 million to polio eradication in Pakistan

Islamabad : Funding will be used to vaccinate children during door to door polio immunization campaigns and for high risk populations who cross Pakistan’s bordersThe Government of Germany has pledged an additional €5 million to Pakistan to support polio eradication efforts in the country. The contribution, which will be received by the World Health Organization...

Japan praises the first anti-polio drive of 2021 in Pakistan
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Japan praises the first anti-polio drive of 2021 in Pakistan

Islamabad: H.E. MATSUDA Kuninori, Ambassador of Japan, praised Pakistan’s decision to launch the first polio vaccination drive of 2021 and reiterated Japan’s commitment to continue its support to eradicate polio from Pakistan and the globe.  During the five-day campaign, around 285,000 polio workers will engage in the vaccination of over 40 million children, wearing masks,...

Towards a Polio-Free Pakistan in 2021, Aiming to consolidate gains
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Towards a Polio-Free Pakistan in 2021, Aiming to consolidate gains

Islamabad : Dr. Rana Muhammad SafdarCoordinator, NEOC (The National Emergency Operations Centre of the Pakistan Polio Eradication Programme) and EPI (Expanded Programme on Immunization)2020 has come to an end!! It is a year that will be remembered for the enormous challenges it brought to global public health and to our lives. Like other nations around...

Islamic Advisory Group (IAG) Appreciates Pakistan’s Resolve to End Polio from the Country
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Islamic Advisory Group (IAG) Appreciates Pakistan’s Resolve to End Polio from the Country

Islamabad: The Islamic Advisory Group for Polio Eradication has appreciated Pakistan’s resolve and fight to end polio, re-affirming its support towards global polio eradication efforts with a special focus on Pakistan and Afghanistan.In a statement released after the virtual conduction of 7th IAG meeting, the IAG urges religious leaders and influential community leaders in Afghanistan...

More than 34 million Pakistani children to be vaccinated against polio
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More than 34 million Pakistani children to be vaccinated against polio

Islamabad: The Pakistan Polio Eradication Programme will launch a sub-national polio eradication campaign this week to vaccinate 34 million children under the age of five in 130 districts across Pakistan. This polio eradication campaign will start from 13th August in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 15th August in Punjab and Sindh, and 17th August in Balochistan and AJK. The campaign will...

Polio vaccination campaigns resume in Pakistan and Afghanistan after COVID-19 disruptions leave 50 million children unimmunized
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Polio vaccination campaigns resume in Pakistan and Afghanistan after COVID-19 disruptions leave 50 million children unimmunized

ISLAMABAD:  Polio immunization campaigns have resumed in Pakistan and Afghanistan – the last two polio-endemic countries in the world – months after COVID-19 left 50 million children without their polio vaccine. ​In Pakistan, the initial round of vaccinations took place at the end of July, covering about 780,000 children. A nationwide vaccination campaign is slated...

Ambassador of Japan welcomes resumption of polio vaccination campaign
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Ambassador of Japan welcomes resumption of polio vaccination campaign

Islamabad: H.E. MATSUDA Kuninori, Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, has been encouraged by the announcement by the Government of Pakistan that Pakistan resumed its polio vaccination campaign on July 20 after a four-month suspension due to the COVID-19 outbreak. As a total of 58 polio cases have been reported in Pakistan as of July 20...