Creating awareness: Workshop on polio eradication

The participants pledged to play their part in eradicating polio from their areas.


Press Release May 30, 2014
With the total number of polio WPV1 cases reported from Pakistan reaching 66 this year, the participants pledged to play their part in eradicating polio. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: The need to eradicate polio was discussed at length during a two-day training workshop at Ibrahim Hyderi and Rehri Goth.

The workshop, titled 'MDGs focusing on Polio Eradication', was organised by HANDS Institute of Community Development (ICD) in collaboration with Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) and attended by the residents of Ibrahim Hyderi and Rehri Goth. They learned about the importance of the polio vaccine and how the virus spreads.

With the total number of polio WPV1 cases reported from Pakistan reaching 66 this year, the participants pledged to play their part in eradicating polio from their areas by following the precautionary measures.

Highlighting the significance of hygiene, the trainers emphasised on preventing polio with the help of cleanliness. The training was based on describing polio, followed by an overall health and hygiene briefing.

The social and economic factors abounding the participants, who are expected to become disseminators and advocates of this information in their communities, were also discussed in detail.  

Published in The Express Tribune, May 31st, 2014.

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