UAE begins vaccination campaign for 3.6m Pakistani children

ISLAMABAD: In implementation of the directives and initiatives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to support the health sector in Pakistan, the U.A.E. Project to Assist Pakistan, U.A.E. PAP, has announced the start of the U.A.E. vaccination campaign against polio, which is targeting 3.6 million children in Pakistan.

The move comes as part of the initiative of His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the U.A.E. Armed Forces, to eradicate polio in the world.

In its first stage in the Bara district of Khyber Agency, where no vaccination campaign has been implemented since 2009, the two-day campaign last weekend resulted in positive results in covering 279 villages, giving vaccinations to 42,047 children aging from one day up to five years.

The U.A.E. campaign is a humanitarian initiative aimed at vaccinating 3.643 million Pakistani children against polio over a period of three months from June 2014.

SOURCE: WAM