Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Pakistan to set up polio vaccination points at airports  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 06/05/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) E who warned monday that the crippling disease has re-emerged as a public health emergency with the virus currently affecting 10 countries worldwide and endemic in three including pakistan.pakistan will set up mandatory polio immunisation points at its international airports in response to recommendations by the world health organisation the health ministry said tuesday.the who warned monday that the crippling disease has re-emerged as a public health emergency with the virus currently affecting 10 countries worldwide and endemic in three including pakistan.“special measures will include establishing mandatory immunisation counters on all airports border crossings and seaports for all travellers” said ministry spokesman sajid ali shah.the who had called on pakistan cameroon and syria seen as posing the greatest risk of exporting wild poliovirus to ensure all residents and long-term visitors receive a polio vaccine between four weeks and a year before travelling abroad.for urgent travel at least one vaccine dose should be given before departure according to the emergency committee which also called for all travellers to be given certificates proving they have been immunised.shah could not confirm whether long-term non-pakistani residents would also be subject to immunisation under the new initiative.“that will be decided in a meeting scheduled soon” he said.according to the who pakistan recorded 91 cases of polio last year up from 58 in 2012. it has also recorded 59 of the world’s 74 cases this year.the disease has re-emerged in pakistan because the taleban and other militants violently oppose inoculation campaigns and because of public fears that the vaccine leads to infertility.militants see the polio campaign as a cover for foreign spying and regularly attack immunisation teams killing some 56 people since december 2012.their opposition has increased since a pakistani doctor helped track down terror chief osama bin laden in 2011 using a fake vaccine project.last month officials announced they would begin administering polio drops to children at security checkpoints in the country’s lawless tribal belt.india which recently celebrated the eradication of the disease announced in december it would require pakistanis to obtain vaccination certificates six weeks before cross-border travel. for more news from khaleej times follow us on facebook at facebook.com/khaleejtimes and on twitter at ?khaleejtimes follow ?khaleejtimes -->


 


Khaleej Times




  MENA News Headlines
 Mar 27 2015 - Coalition conducts 17 airstrikes against ISIL in TikritKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Coalition operations in support of Iraqi Security Forces in Tikrit commenced last night after a request from the government of Iraq, the Combined Joint Task Force ...

 Mar 27 2015 - Britain to train moderate Syrian opposition in TurkeyKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Around 75 British military personnel are to be sent to Turkey and other countries in the Middle East region as part of a US military led program to train moderate ...

 Mar 27 2015 - KDIPA chief concludes successful visit to JapanKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Director-General of the Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority (KDIPA) Sheikh Dr. Meshaal Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah left here Friday after a successful ...

 Mar 27 2015 - 5 airstrikes hit ISIL targets in Syria, 24 in IraqKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) The US-led coalition continued to strike ISIL targets in Syria and Iraq, with a total of 5 airstrikes in Syria and a separate 24 in Iraq between 8am on March 25, ...

 Mar 27 2015 - Latest air coalition strikes target strongholds in northern, southern YemenKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Military aircraft of the 10-nation coalition intensified strikes on military positions in Yemen over the past hours, military sources confirmed.The sources said ...

 Mar 27 2015 - Saudi military command announces success of 1st phase of "Decisive Storm"Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) The Saudi Military Command of "The Decisive Storm Operation" said Thursday the first phase of the operations in Yemen was "fully successful." The targets ...

 Mar 27 2015 - Iraqi army succeeding in pushing back ISIL - US armyKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) The Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) launched "successful counterattacks" against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which prevented the group from ...

 Mar 27 2015 - More air raids hit Houthi targets in YemenKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) The Saudi-led coalition on Thursday night launched a new wave of airstrikes against targets of the Houthi rebels and the troops loyal to Yemen's ousted president ...

 Mar 27 2015 - Kuwait's 1st int'l triathlon tourney to begin SaturdayKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) The first Kuwait international triathlon tournament will be held on March 28 with participation of 100 triathletes from 15 countries.Member of the Kuwait ...

 Mar 27 2015 - Airstrikes on Houthis to ensure Yemen security, say Arab statesKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Arab states taking part in a military coalition strikeforce against Houthi rebels in Yemen have said it is aimed at ensuring their national security as the West ...

more...


 






Google

Click to Apply

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help