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WHO Pakistan rep Dr. Palthia visits Pak-Afghan border to review anti-polio drive

World Health Orghanization (WHO) Representative in Pakistan Dr Palitha Mahipala visited Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) for routine support supervision and monitoring.

He also visited the Point of Entry at Torkham border KP district to monitor the implementation of Polio activities and pay tribute to Polio frontline workers.

“I’d like to pay #tribute to frontline healthcare #heroes who are working day and night in Torkham, battling Polio even in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Their resilience is praiseworthy. WHO is committed to supporting the Government of Pakistan to address the barriers to ending Polio in Pakistan. We focus on integrating polio activities with essential health services and building closer partnerships with high-risk communities to better meet their health needs,” remarked Dr Mahipala during the visit.

Dr Mahipala was briefed on the ongoing activities on the Torkham border to eradicate Polio and the challenges faced during the Polio campaigns.

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