Discussion Forum for Public Representatives 16th July, 2014
Member of Parliaments are public personalities with the power to generate visibility for important issues in their governments, among their constituencies and in the media. Parliamentarians are the only group that can hold governments accountable for their commitments, influence policies and funding, generate visibility and provide leadership to control and eradicate the nine Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPDs) still a threat to the Pakistani communities.
Saudi Delegation Visit to Federal EPI 11th July, 2014
In response to the travel restrictions, under International Health Regulation (IHR-2005) imposed on Pakistani International Travelers by the World Health Organization (WHO) the Pakistani Government took seriously its responsibilities as a signatory to the International Health Regulations, 2005 (IHR) being fully committed to their implementation in letter and spirit.
Measles SIA, 2014 Field Visits
A team comprising of Mr. Azhar Nisar Sheikh, Health Education Officer and Aleena Illahi Communications Consultant visited Districts Abbotabad and Swat in order to conduct a Measles SIA Campaign Evaluation from 27th – 30th May, 2014.
Launch of Comprehensive Multi Year Plan for Immunization Program of Pakistan 4th June, 2014
Special Vaccination Camp established with state of the art vaccination facilities on 26th April, 2014
Overall motivation level of public was high and in terrible hot summers, parents were bringing their children to the fixed centres and outreach teams. It was observed that best source of communication was “word of mouth” and lady health workers and social mobilizers are playing a critical role in it.
First ever Vaccinator Convention was organized on 26th April, 2014
A team comprising of Dr. Najam Ullah Baig, Deputy Director (Operations) and Zahid Wasif Communications and Social Mobilization Officer visited Districts Sajawal and Thatta in order to conduct a pre Measles SIA Campaign evaluation on 13th May, 2014.
State Minister Mrs. Saira Afzal Tarar Minister Joint Media/Press Briefing Organized to Launch the World Immunization, 23rd April, 2014
Immunization saves millions of lives, is among the most cost-effective health interventions ever developed, and has attracted a great deal of attention and funding from public and private donors in recent years. Indeed, global health leaders have committed to making this the ‘Decade of Vaccines’ with the vision of delivering universal access to immunization by 2020.