SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2016

Rotary International vows to support Pakistan-Afghanistan polio campaign

Rotary International supports Pak-Afghan polio campaign | Courtesy of reliefweb.int

Rotary International said Friday it will guarantee its support to the Balochistan Emergency Operation Center (EOC) for enhancing a polio vaccination campaign along the border of Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Rotary representatives Asher Ali and Dr. Muhammad Hanif  met with EOC Coordinator Syed Saifur Rehman to voice their dissatisfaction concerning inadequate arrangements at the international transit point. The two Rotary representatives then gave their total support for the organization.

Dr. Sarfaraz Jamaldini of the World Health Organization chaired the meeting with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and other partner agencies concerning the vaccine campaign. Jamaldini briefly presented information about the polio elimination campaign and transit points located near Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, and Afghanistan. He also stated further information about the agency’s intentions for the campaign.

The meeting enabled the leaders to determine how to best improve the performance and arrangements of the campaign. All of the attendees learned more about how to make the arrangements on the Afghan border better. All of the Rotary members promised that they will offer all the help that the agency needs to improve the arrangements on the Afghan side of the border.

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