UAE provides 86.6 mln polio vaccines in Pakistan

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UAE provides 86.6 mln polio vaccines in Pakistan

UAE provides 86.6 mln polio vaccines in Pakistan

(Islamabad) – On the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to provide humanitarian and development assistance, the UAE-Pakistan Assistance Programme (UAE-PAP), announced the success of the UAE vaccination programme in Pakistan in 2014-2015, during which it provided 86.6 million vaccine doses to immunise Pakistani children against polio.
The move comes within the initiative of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to eradicate polio worldwide.
The UAE-PAP said the UAE campaign had achieved its field target of reaching out to 53 areas in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and tribal areas in the Balochistan and Sindh regions. It provided the polio vaccinations in the first and second phases to about 21 million children under five.
(Courtesy WAM)