HOME

NEWS

CHARITIES

VOLUNTEER

ACTION CENTER

ADD CHARITY

CONTACT

SUPPORT

World Environment Community Health Animals Celebrity Submit A Site Find A Charity
Plan Int'l, UNICEF join hands for polio eradication

Pakistan Today

1711 days ago   Article ID# 1216956
Original URL

 

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (Pakistan Today) - An inception workshop on “Early Recovery Programme for Rural Sanitation in Flood Affected Districts of Pakistan” was held on Friday here at a local hotel.

The Plan International with financial support from the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has designed a comprehensive rural sanitation programme to be conducted in three phases to spread awareness regarding hygiene and health, said a statement issued here.

It said that a recent research had shown that human excreta were becoming a major cause for spread of poliovirus in children of flood affected districts and Plan International and UNICEF are joining hands to raise awareness about sanitation and hygiene so that polio could be eradicated.

The purpose of the workshop was to increase mutual understanding between partners and government officials in order to improve the sanitation coverage in flood-affected districts, reaching out to more than 7 million people in 33 districts of Pakistan.

“Half of the total population there are children. As per Pakistan’s flood emergency plan 2010, 13.3 million people are in need of safe drinking water and basic sanitary assistance,” the statement said.

Pakistan has been declared in emergency state because it is the only nation where poliovirus is still thriving.

President of Pakistan has made a call to make an emergency action plan for the eradication of this virus.

Responding to national polio eradication programme, the UNICEF has prioritised its strategy for high polio risk districts of Pakistan.

This proposed project in partnership with the Plan International will supplement national polio eradication emergency action plan through raising awareness and improved sanitation coverage in seventeen flood affected districts.

Plan International Country Director Haider Yaqub said polio was affecting Pakistani children and that adopting safe sanitation practices and improved hygiene conditions could help save the children from the crippling disease.

Penninah Mathenge and Irfan Rahi from the UNICEF and Plan International Programme Support Manager Imran Shami also spoke on the occasion.

More than 30 organisations including UN agencies and international non-governmental organisations participated in the workshop.

The speakers presented their strategies to improve sanitation situation and behaviour change for the eradication of polio.

Copyright 2016 Pakistan Today   (Copyright Terms)
Updated 1711 days ago   Article ID# 1216956

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund    View Charity Profile    Visit Website

More Unite For Children News

Human rights groups aid release of child soldiers from FARC in Colombia

15 hours ago From humanosphere.org 

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - ...

New fund launches to address global education crisis

15 hours ago From unicef.org 

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK - ...

UNICEF, partners give further boost to Ghana’s water and sanitation activities

35 hours ago From newsghana.com.gh 

ACCRA, GHANA - ...

SES joins in to assist UNICEF & Relief International with education center in Jordanian relief camp

36 hours ago From satnews.com 

SONOMA - ...

UN support for Sri Lanka to purify water after floods

37 hours ago From economynext.com 

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA - ...

Go to page:   1    2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  Next >> 

<< Return To Health News

Action Center

Climate change : Biodiversity loss alarming

Action: Climate Change

The Federal Climate Change Secretary Syed Abu Ahmad Akif has pledged to stem biodiversity loss in the country in collaboratio ...

Help make Joshua Tree National Park whole again

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Land that was removed from Joshua Tree National Park in the 1940s for iron mining is now available to be reincorporated into ...

How human greed is destroying vast swathes of a rainforest dubbed 'the earth's lungs' - pushing the Sumatran orangutan one step closer to extinction

Action: Stop Deforestation

The orphaned orangutan sits quietly as the vet listens to his heartbeat - barely moving, bedraggled, seemingly on the point o ...

Thank EPA for issuing safeguards against oil and gas climate pollution

Action: Stop Pollution

The Environmental Protection Agency recently finalized the first-ever national limits on dangerous methane pollution from new ...

Hold your ground: No new drilling in the Gulf

Action: Save Our Oceans

Join the tide of resistance to oil and gas drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. Hundreds rallied for "No New Leases" in March on a ...

View All Actions >>

 

 

Charities

News

Follow Us

Support

Find A Charity

Action Center

World

Community

Facebook

Twitter Support

Contact

Volunteer

Add A Site

Environment

Animals

Google+

Privacy Policy

Copyright

 

 

Health

Celebrity

Terms of Service

Copyright © The Charity Vault All rights reserved.