Pakistan’s polio fight wins praise in Geneva

ISLAMABAD: Experts attending the World Health Assembly appreciated Pakistan’s progress in polio eradication and urged other countries to benefit from Pakistan’s experience in countering this deadly disease, Minister for National Health Services Saira Afzal Tarar said.

World Health Assembly, which started on May 22 concluded last week on Wednesday in Geneva.

It resolved to fight disease and address inequity in provision of health services across the globe.

As many as 3,500 delegates from 194 countries participated in this global forum on health that deliberated upon diverse issues during its 10-day annual session.

Issues such as accelerating the fight against growing burden of non-communicable diseases across the world, strengthening preparedness for cross-border spread of epidemics, access to universal healthcare, polio eradication and strengthening routine immunisation were discussed during the meetings.

Pakistan’s delegation was led by Minister for National Health Services Saira Afzal Tarar.

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