Preventable diseases: ‘Synergy needed for polio eradication’

The minister underscored the need for synergy between EPI and PEI is a panacea to sustain polio eradication


Our Correspondent February 08, 2017
PHOTO: EXPRESS

ISLAMABAD: There is a dire need to strengthen routine immunisation through a proactive approach work against the vaccine-preventable diseases on a nationwide scale.

These remarks were made by Minister for National Health Services Saira Afzal Tarar at a national immunisation review meeting on Wednesday.

The minister underscored the need for synergy between Expended Programme on Immunisation (EPI) and Polio Eradication Initiative (PEI) is a panacea to sustain polio eradication. She added that 54 per cent of children in the country between the ages of 12 and 23 months are fully immunised.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 9th, 2017.

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