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ECNEC approves revised emergency plan for polio eradication

ISLAMABAD: The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) on Friday approved revised emergency plan for eradication of polio at a cost of 986.29 million US dollars. The ECNEC, which met in Islamabad with Finance Minister Asad Umar in the chair, also approved  feasibility study and dualisation of 42-kilometer long Mardan-Swabi Road at a cost of 9550.10 million rupees. The polio eradication plan aims to end the disease through supplemental immunization, across the country and use of environmental…

Polio campaign begins in Karachi today

KARACHI: A week-long polio campaign has initiated across the port city on Monday (today). According to officials, the campaign is a part of the National Immunisation Days (NID), which aims to target 2.3 million children aged less than five years in the city’s 192 union councils. Over 13,000 polio teams are tasked with immunising children of the entire city. While, city commissioner Iftikhar Shawllani would inaugurate the campaign. Moreover, first polio eradication drive of 2019 has also kicked off in Punjab from…

Qureshi discusses polio eradication in meeting with WHO DG

ISLAMABAD:  Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi met Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus here on Tuesday.   “Discussions held on steps being taken for polio eradication in Pakistan,” spokesperson for the Foreign Office Dr Muhammad Faisal said in a tweet.  “FM appreciated efforts by WHO for eradicating polio from Pakistan.” FM Qureshi met Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General, @WHO. Discussions held on steps being taken for #polioeradication in #Pakistan. FM…

Polio to be eradicated from Pakistan by the end of 2019: Bakhtiar

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar on Thursday said that polio would be eradicated from Pakistan by 2019. Presiding over a meeting of Central Development Working Party (CDWP), the minister said that polio eradication is a national priority and a holistic action plan is needed to ensure zero polio cases in Pakistan as per national and global commitments. According to a statement by the ministry, the CDWP considered two revised projects including the Nai Gaj Dam Project and…

Pakistan, Germany sign financing accord on polio eradication

ISLAMABAD: Secretary Economic Affairs Division Mr. Noor Ahmed and Germany’s KfW Country Director Mr. Wolfgang Moeller on Friday signed a financing agreement for polio eradication phase- II worth €5 million in Islamabad. According to a statement released from the ministry, the agreement envisages to exclusively finance polio vaccines as well as vaccination campaigns to strengthen measures for the implementation of Pakistan’s 2018-2019 National Polio Emergency Action Plan (NEAP). The programme is to be executed by UNICEF and…

PM Imran to chair meeting on polio eradication

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will chair meeting of National Task Force on Polio Eradication on Friday in the federal capital. To ensure complete eradication of the disease from the entire country, important decisions will be taken in the high-level meeting, sources said and added that PM's focal person will brief the meeting on polio eradication. All the four chief ministers, chief sectaries, representatives of the Pakistan Army, interior ministry and officials of the National Task Force on polio eradication will…

Aseefa commends efforts, sacrifices of health teams for polio eradication

KARACHI: Rotary Ambassador for Polio Aseefa Bhutto Zardari on Wednesday celebrated World Polio Day at the Emergency Operation Centre for Polio and inoculated children with two drops of polio vaccine. During the ceremony Aseefa Bhutto Zardari gave presents to children and conversed with their families, followed by a cake cutting ceremony to mark world polio day, and also and met people responsible for managing the polio programme in Sindh. She appreciated the efforts made by the Sindh polio team in the eradication of…

Global donors express confidence in Pakistan’s capacity to eradicate polio

ISLAMABAD: Leading international donor agencies have expressed their full confidence in the Pakistan’s capacity to achieve polio eradication in the near future. A meeting of the key international donors and partners including representatives of the Islamic Development Bank, Rotary International, Government of Japan, Germany, Italy and Canada, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as well as WHO, UNICEF, USAID and CDC was called by the newly nominated prime minister’s focal person on polio eradication Babar Bin Atta.…

Pakistan reaffirms commitment to polio eradication, says health minister

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for National Health Services Aamer Mehmood Kiani on Monday re-affirmed the government’s full support to eradication the polio. "The government is making efforts to overcome the remaining challenges as they arise," he said in a meeting with Chairman of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on Polio Eradication Dr Jean-Marc Olivé. The minister said Pakistan was committed to stopping poliovirus transmission in the core reservoirs and sustaining our highly data-driven programming that effectively…

Japan to provide $3.2m to Regional Polio Laboratory

ISLAMABAD: The government of Japan on Friday announced to provide a grant of $3.2 million for the procurement of equipment for the Regional Reference Laboratory for polio eradication located at the National Institute of Health in Islamabad. In an event hosted by the Ministry of National Health Services, the exchange of notes for the grant was officially signed by representatives of the Japanese government, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and World Health Organization (WHO). Speaking at the signing ceremony,…