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October 17, 2020

5m Euros donated to fight polio

Islamabad

October 17, 2020

Islamabad: Germany has announced that it will inject five million Euros into Pakistan's initiatives for the elimination of polio.

German ambassador to Pakistan Bernhard Schlagheck made the announcement during a visit to the offices of the Pakistan Polio Eradication Initiative (PPEI) on the premises of the National Institute of Health here.

He said it was great to visit the PPEI offices and see the state-of-the-art control room and storage of vaccines.

"The fight against polio is such an important battle for Pakistan. Germany will provide another EUR 5 million to Pakistan to help win this fight," he said.

Representatives of the Pakistan Polio Eradication Initiative briefed the envoy about the country's anti-polio efforts and progress on the children's vaccination against the virus.