Addressing members of the TAG, Dr Mirza highlighted the importance of strengthening synergies between the polio eradication
programme and the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) as well as other programmes delivering integrated services such as the 'Ehsaas programme', so communities that are vulnerable for polio also receive other critical interventions that will improve their lives.
Despite numerous effective vaccines and billions of invested dollars, efforts have stalled in recent years and officials have repeatedly missed eradication
On the occasion, the Chief Ministers of KP and Balochistan and the Chief Secretaries of Punjab and Sindh apprised the meeting about the measures taken for polio eradication
in their provinces.
The Prime Minister stated that Polio Eradication
is the top-most priority of the Government as it affects the future generation.
Dr Tunji Funsho, a member of the delegation, urged the state government to be more committed toward polio eradication
She indicated that the 217 beneficiaries trained would be packaged on August 2, adding that at least 20 poverty eradication
beneficiaries from various districts were expected to exhibit.
The 33rd Meeting of the Eastern Mediterranean (EM) Regional Certification Commission for Poliomyelitis Eradication
was hosted by the sultanate and organised by the World Health Organization (WHO).
As a result of the rising prevalence of antimicrobial resistance of Hp, the success rate of eradication
with STT has fallen in many countries including Turkey (16-19).
He added that his next target would be to monitor the performance of polio eradication
teams in Lahore, Faisalabad and Rawalpindi as traces of poliovirus have been found in the sewage water in Lahore and Faisalabad.
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 Rs790 million.
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.
He was presiding over a meeting of Provincial Task Force on Polio Eradication
, at Civil Secretariat here on Thursday.