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Unicef representative applauds efforts against polio in KP

PESHAWAR: Representative of Unicef in Pakistan Aida Girma-Melakuhas has appreciated the efforts of government in eradicating polio from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

She expressed these views during her visit to KP polio Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) here on Tuesday.

Coordinator EOC, Atif Rehman, Unicef Chief Field Officer, Charles Nozoki, Director Health, Dr Akram Shah, Dr Johar Khan and officials concerned were present on the occasion.

Briefing Aida Girma-Melakuhas, Atif Rehman said that despite challenges the drive against polio continued successfully and only one case of polio was reported from KP last year.

He said that polio teams were paying door-to-door visit for administrating polio vaccine to children in the province.

Speaking on the occasion, Unicef Representative applauded the efforts taken by provincial government, EPI Centre and departments concerned against polio. She also assured cooperation of Unicef in polio eradication efforts of the government.

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