Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 20 September 2020

UAE helps to vaccinate more than 12 million Pakistani children

Campaign carried out in challenging conditions

The UAE is central to the broad effort to eradicate polio in Pakistan. Wam
The UAE is central to the broad effort to eradicate polio in Pakistan. Wam

About 12 million children in Pakistan received polio vaccinations in a campaign led by the UAE.

The UAE-Pakistan Assistance Programme is part of a global effort to eradicate polio being led by Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.

Abdullah Al Ghafli, director of the programme, said the campaign was carried out to the highest standards. Its geographical scope included 88 locations such as federally administered tribal areas and the Balochistan and Sindh regions.

It was carried out by tens of thousands of vaccination team members including doctors as well as protection and security personnel in a challenging environment caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Since its launch in 2014, the UAE's vaccination project has immunised tens of millions of Pakistani children.

Updated: September 13, 2020 10:41 AM

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