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PM urges nation to take responsibility and make Pakistan polio-free

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  1. VCheng

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    And all the while, it is the poor children who suffer. Surely Pakistan can find a way to unite over at least this issue in effective manner.
     
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    8 cases this year as per the article ...It is there to read :D

     
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    It appears Afghanistan also have polio epidemic. You need to keep check on them as well because even if you eradicate Polio, it could resurface from your neighboring country as it happened with us when India was yet to eradicate polio and helped resurface it in Bangladesh.
     
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    Yes that is also being done hence the bigger headache since we have a liquid border with Afghanistan and 3 million refugees on our land!
     
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    until we have afghan border forget end of polio
     
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    Sir ji ....Polio workers were killed by Pakistanis ..Not afgham .
     
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    do you know nationality of killers ?
     
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    tu pher ....



    hate the word aid now .... don't you guys feel embarrassing ....
     
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    No harm in other countries helping us get rid of polio! Any and all help is welcomed in the long run it will eradicate it from the planet!
     
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    Bhai saab... Polio vaccine ke against me kaun kaun sa mulla... Bolta hai wo to.pata hoga apko ?
     
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    having security risks is no reason to waste precious and expensive medicine and forging data. i do sympathise with polio workers as people misbehave and abuse them too but throwing away vaccine that govt has been begging for internationally is what should hve had them serving jail time.

    moreover govt should try to address these "conspiracy theories" regarding polio vaccines so that ppl can dispose of their reservations. even ppl who fall on literacy scale are talking rubbish against polio vaccine making the reason behind generous donations their ground .
     
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    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday urged the nation to step forward and take responsibility to make Pakistan polio free.

    “As the nationwide campaign against polio begins across Pakistan, I call on the nation to step forward, take responsibility and make Pakistan polio-free,” he tweeted.


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    As the nationwide campaign against polio begins across Pakistan, I call on the nation to step forward, take responsibility and make Pakistan #polio-free. #PakFightsPolio

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    The last nationwide anti-polio campaign of the year will start today to vaccinate more than 38 million children under five years of age.

    During the campaign, over 270,000 frontline workers will go door to door to ensure that every child receives vaccines.

    Last week, PM Imran and Microsoft Co-founder Bill Gates spoke on the phone for over 30 minutes and discussed discuss technological transfer and polio eradication.

    Gates assured the prime minister of aiding Pakistani in technological advancement and said he would visit the country. He praised steps Pakistan has taken for the eradication of polio.

    https://www.geo.tv/latest/221339-pm-urges-nation-to-take-responsibility-and-make-pakistan-polio-free

    Local Bodies Representative, Clerics To Come Forward For Successful Polio Drive

    Sadia Abbas (@SadiaAbbas25) 13 minutes ago Mon 10th December 2018 | 06:51 PM

    HURNAI, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 10th Dec, 2018 ) :Deputy Commissioner Hurnai, Hurnai Azeem Jan Dumar, here on Monday has urged that the representatives of local government and clerics should come forward to made polio campaign more successful.

    Addressing an inaugural ceremony of polio drive at District Headquarters Hospital, he said the government was taking emergency steps for the eradication of polio from the country.

    Azeem Jan expressed that every citizen of the state should play his vital role in this noble cause, adding that role of Ulema, political parties, teachers, students, businessmen would be remained remarkable.

    District Health Officer, Dr. Abdul Rasheed Nasir, Medical Superintendent Fazil Bugti also spoke on the occasion.

    They expressed that four day anti-polio drive has launched and divided district Hurnai in ten zones, for which 106 teams has been established while 24 fixed center and nine transit point were constituted.

    The polio drops would be vaccinated to over 21,000 children in the district and monitoring teams would visit door to door to check any left out children.

    https://www.urdupoint.com/en/pakistan/local-bodies-representative-clerics-to-come-502129.html

    Three-day Anti-polio Drive Kicks Off In Bahawalpur

    Umer Jamshaid 37 minutes ago Mon 10th December 2018 | 06:27 PM
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    A total of 650,530 children under the age of five years would be administered anti-polio drops in the district during a three-day campaign started on Monday.

    BAHAWALPUR, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 10th Dec, 2018 ) :A total of 650,530 children under the age of five years would be administered anti-polio drops in the district during a three-day campaign started on Monday.

    According to Chief Executive Officer of District Health Authority (DHA) Bahawalpur, Dr Fayyaz Anwar about 1,481 teams of DHA including 1,180 mobile teams, 160 fixed teams and 123 transit teams will perform duty in the campaign.

    Besides, 18 roaming teams will perform duty at main markets of the city.

    Total 122 Union Council Medical Officers and 278 Area In-charges will supervise the campaign.

    https://www.urdupoint.com/en/pakistan/three-day-anti-polio-drive-kicks-off-in-bahaw-502039.html


    Three-day Polio Drive Begins In Sargodha

    Umer Jamshaid 14 minutes ago Mon 10th December 2018 | 06:51 PM

    SARGODHA, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 10th Dec, 2018 ) ::A three-day anti-polio drive began in the district on Monday to vaccinate 607,446 children under five years of age.

    Deputy Commissioner Salwat Saeed inaugurated the 5th Polio drive of the current year and directed the health department to include nomad children and brick kiln laborers' children in the ongoing campaign.

    She urged the officials to focus on transit teams working here so that all children could be vaccinated.

    A health official told this scribe that three-day polio drive was continued in 167 Union Councils, for which total 1534 teams including 1306 mobile, 198 fixed and 70 transit teams were working to administer anti-polio drops.

    A total of 20429 health staffers and 196 staffers of population department, civil defence, and education department are performing duties.

    He said that after the end of campaign, a two-day catch up campaign will also be launched.


    https://www.urdupoint.com/en/pakistan/three-day-polio-drive-begins-in-sargodha-502123.html
     
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    Germany to finance Euro 5mn for polio eradication in Pakistan

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    December 14, 2018

    [​IMG]ISLAMABAD: Germany will provide Euro 5 million to Pakistan for Polio eradication in order to completely eliminate this menace from the country by the year 2020. In this regard, KFW Germany and Economic Affairs Division have singed an agreement for strengthening the efforts to eradicate the menace of polio, a finance ministry press release said.

    Economic Affairs Division Secretary Noor Ahmed and Country Director, KFW, Germany Wolfgang Moeller, signed Financing Agreement for Polio Eradication Phase II worth Euro 5 Million equivalent to Rs. 790 million.

    The agreement envisages to exclusively financing polio vaccines as well as vaccination campaigns to strengthen measures for the implementation of Pakistan’s 2018-2019, National Polio Emergency Action Plan.

    The programme is to be executed by UNICEF and WHO and is in continuation of Polio Eradication Programme Phase I.

    The National Task Force for Polio Eradication headed by the prime minister has led to marked reduction in the numbers of polio cases from 306 in 2014, to 54 in 2015, 20 in 2016, 8 in 2017, and only 4 in 2018.

    The turnaround has been widely appreciated at national and international forums. The Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination is hoping to eradicate the menace of Polio from Pakistan till the year 2020.

    Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2018

    https://www.brecorder.com/2018/12/1...e-euro-5mn-for-polio-eradication-in-pakistan/
     
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    Education isnt the problem here unless they are hiring high school drop outs!