PM Imran Khan urges nation to step-up for elimination of polio

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan tweeted earlier today in which he counselled the nation to step forward in order to make Pakistan polio-free.
“As the nationwide campaign against polio begins across Pakistan, I call on the nation to step forward, take responsibility and make Pakistan polio-free,” he tweeted.
The last nationwide anti-polio campaign of the year will start today to vaccinate more than 38 million children under five years of age.
During the campaign, over 270,000 frontline workers will go door to door to ensure that every child receives vaccines.
On December 05, PM Imran Khan and Microsoft Co-founder Bill Gates spoke on the phone in which, Bill Gates congratulated Imran Khan on his election as prime minister.In the telephonic conversation, Bill Gates praised Pakistani leader for his efforts for eradication of polio.
It is pertinent to mention that Pakistan has been battling polio for the past several years and is close to completely eradicating the disease. The number of cases declined from 306 in 2014 to 54 in 2015, 20 in 2016 and eight in 2017.In 2018, six polio cases have so far been reported. As Pakistan is one of the only three countries in the world, along with Afghanistan and Nigeria, that suffers from endemic polio.


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