Polio will be eradicated from Pakistan by the end of 2023: Unicef director
According to details, UNICEF says that it is expected that the polio virus will be eliminated from Pakistan by the end of 2023 after effective measures are taken against polio.
Recent data shows that the dangerous virus that causes permanent disabilities in the country is now under control, he said.
UNICEF’s Regional Director said the efforts of more than 300,000 health workers are valuable. The ongoing program to prevent the spread of the wild poliovirus in 2023 has been re-track.
He said recent data shows that the dangerous polio virus that causes permanent disabilities in the country is now under control.
He says Pakistan is in a much better position than a year ago to end this dangerous disease today. However, there are some challenges that hinder the efforts of the complete eradication of polio.
The UNICEF Regional Director has expressed hope that the polio virus will be completely eliminated from the country by the end of 2023 after effective measures.
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