Showing appreciation: Female volunteer polio workers play a key role, says Aseefa

Aseefa presides over a high-level meeting regarding polio at Bilawal House on Friday

July 10, 2015
Aseefa Bhutto Zardari presides a high level meeting on polio in Karachi on July 10, 2015. PHOTO: NNI


Aseefa Bhutto Zardari, who has become an international icon for Pakistan's struggle against polio, has said that front workers and female volunteers play a key role in the polio campaign.

Aseefa presided over a high-level meeting regarding polio at Bilawal House on Friday. Those attending meeting including health secretary Dr Saeed Ahmed Mangnejo, provincial coordinator for polio Shehnaz Wazir Ali, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation coordinator Dr Ahmed Ali Shaikh, Muhammad Usman Chachar, Dr Tomas Graien, Dr Temesgem Demeke of the World Health Organisation, Unicef polio head Adein O'Leary and Huma Arif.

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The meeting was briefed that a total 30 cases of polio were reported across Sindh last year. These include 23 in Karachi and the remaining from other parts of the province. It was told that Karachi is currently completely polio-free while four cases have been reported from other parts of Sindh.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 11th, 2015.


Naeem Majid | 8 years ago | Reply @Adnan Siddiqi: You Sir must belong to Ali Baba Zraddari gang of 40 thieves
raider | 8 years ago | Reply @Adnan Siddiqi: two wrong don't make a right, but you always stand with wrong side, i learnt that you hate hypocrisy, why did you not criticize aseefa but reham, though both are wrong to the core, no one could dare heading a meeting of govt officials just being daughter and wife of a dynasty in any democracy, hypocrisy s definition may vary with significant difference among individuals, but statistically is at par,
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