Effective measures likely to eradicate polio from Pakistan by 2023: UNICEF

Islamabad, December 04, 2022 (PPI-OT):The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund has expressed the confidence that polio virus will be eradicated from Pakistan by the end of next year, following effective measures to check its spread.

In an interview with APP, the UNICEF Regional Director for South Asia, George Laryea-Adjei, said the current data suggests that polio virus is now under control in the country. He said we are using all available resources and services at our disposal to reach every child in Pakistan with lifesaving vaccines and protect them against the polio disease.

Appreciating efforts of health workers traveling to all parts of the country to administer vaccine to every child, he said the program is back on track to stop all wild polio virus transmission. George Laryea-Adjei said Pakistan is in a much better position today to eradicate polio than a year ago.

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