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Japan announces ¥510 mn aid for polio eradication in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: In an effort to eliminate polio, Japanese government on Monday announced to provide ¥510 mn aid to Pakistan for procurement polio vaccine. According to the details, the agreement for the grant was signed in Islamabad between the government of Japan, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef). PM's Focal Person on Polio Eradication Babar Bin Atta acknowledged and applauded  the commitment by the Japanese government against the disease. He also expressed PTI…

No evidence to link death of children in FATA to vaccination: senator

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister’s Focal Person for Polio Eradication Senator Ayesha Raza Farooq revealed on Thursday that investigations and findings of forensic analysis do not link deaths of children in FATA to vaccination. “No evidence of any link to vaccination has been found after a detailed forensic analysis of blood samples of children who were admitted to Hayatabad Medical Complex,” she said sharing details of the findings. The report was issued by the Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Khyber Medical…