Pakistan is a nuclear country, where there are no conditions like Afghanistan, despite this, eradication of polio from the country has become a big challenge. why like this? No one has a satisfactory answer.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said that the polio program in Pakistan is back on track and hopes to rid the country of permanent disability by the end of 2023 after effective measures are taken to control its spread. The cause of this disease will be eradicated.
According to media reports, the Regional Director of UNICEF for South Asia said in an interview that the latest data shows that the dangerous virus is now under control in the country.
Appreciating the efforts of more than 350,000 health workers, he said that the ongoing program to prevent the spread of wild polio virus in 2023 is back on track.
The UNICEF Regional Director added that Pakistan is in a much better position to eradicate the polio virus today than it was a year ago, however there are some challenges that are hindering efforts to eradicate the virus completely. and expressed concern over the attacks on health workers and at the same time praised the courage and bravery of the polio teams.
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Highlighting the challenges faced in controlling the dangerous virus, he said that successive droughts, heat waves, floods, acts of violence and terrorism have endangered the lives of millions of children in Pakistan. He said that the recent devastating floods have destroyed important health facilities especially in the districts where the polio virus has historically been most prevalent and have further increased the health risks.
He said that 110 mobile health teams are providing vital health services to children, youth and women and UNICEF is also involved in a nationwide measles and rubella vaccination campaign for children under 5 years of age in flood-affected districts. is helping
He added that UNICEF is also working for water, sanitation and hygiene in the flood affected areas.