UAE provides polio vaccines to 10.6m children in Pakistan

The vaccinations were part of phase three of the Project to Assist Pakistan and were given to children under five in three provinces.

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The UAE provided vaccinations to more than 10.6 million children in Pakistan last month as part of a humanitarian campaign.

The vaccinations were part of phase three of the Project to Assist Pakistan and were given to children under five in the provinces of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Sindh, reported Wam, the state news agency.

The programme is being implemented as part of directives from Sheikh Khalifa, the President, to provide aid to Pakistan, and the initiative launched by Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, for polio eradication.

Teams will continue to provide vaccinations through April and May, administering the second and third doses of the vaccines.

The campaign has reached 66 area in four Pakistani provinces, and is organised in cooperation with Pakistani leaders, health officials, the World Health Organisation and Unicef.

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