Health Minister Leads Polio Eradication Walk in Pakistan

Pakistan’s resolve to eradicate this disease and protect all children remains unwavering. Dr Nadeem Jan

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Health Minister Leads Polio Eradication Walk in Pakistan

World Polio Day is commemorated on October 24. Health Minister Dr. Nadeem Jan led an advocacy walk in Islamabad to commemorate the day, demonstrating Pakistan’s steadfast commitment to eliminating polio and safeguarding its children. The event aimed to raise awareness about polio eradication and drew participation from a diverse group of stakeholders, including the Ministry of Health, students, civil society, and polio eradication partners like Rotary, WHO, UNICEF, and BMGF.

Polio survivor Senator Quratulain Marri discussed her own struggles as a survivor and emphasized how crippling the disease is. Dr. Nadeem Jan emphasized the heroic efforts of medical professionals who vaccinate kids under difficult conditions. He emphasized the importance of working together to rid Pakistan of polio.

Speaking on behalf of UN partners, representatives from WHO and Rotary International emphasized the significance of their efforts to end this debilitating illness. The Country Representative of WHO recognized the vital role that frontline health workers play in getting health care into every Pakistani home and the international efforts to eradicate polio, which would be the second-greatest epidemic in human history.

The National Emergency Operations Centre for Polio Eradication’s coordinator, Dr. Shahzad Baig, thanked the attendees and emphasized Pakistan’s advancements in the war on polio. This show of unity makes it clear that we can work together to eradicate polio from Pakistan.

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