Ja­pan Am­bas­sador calls on Prime Min­is­ter’s Fo­cal Per­son for Po­lio Erad­i­ca­tion Briefed on po­lio emer­gency op­er­a­tions

Pakistan Observer - - TWIN CITIES - 03:40 01:30 05:30 09:00

to the Gov­ern­ment of Pak­istan for po­lio erad­i­ca­tion in Pak­istan.

The notes were signed and ex­changed be­tween Mr. Takashi Ku­rai, Am­bas­sador of Ja­pan to Pak­istan and Mrs. An­jum As­sad Amin, Ad­di­tional Sec­re­tary for Eco­nomic Af­fairs Di­vi­sion, the Gov­ern­ment of the Is­lamic Repub­lic of Pak­istan. H.E. Se­na­tor Muham­mad Ishaq Dar, Min­is­ter of Fi­nance, Rev­enue, Eco­nomic Af­fairs and Statis­tics and Pri­va­ti­za­tion wit­nessed the sign­ing cer­e­mony.

This loan will be uti­lized to pro­cure 273 mil­lion doses of Oral Po­lio Vac­cines for po­lio erad­i­ca­tion cam­paign.The Gov­ern­ment of Ja­pan has fo­cused on po­lio erad­i­ca­tion, which is in­deed a global chal­lenge for pub­lic health. Since 1996, for over 20 years, Ja­pan has sup­ported po­lio erad­i­ca­tion cam­paign in Pak­istan by way of pro­cure­ment of po­lio vac­cine, strength­en­ing the lo­gis­tics for de­liv­ery through cold chain sys­tem, im­prove­ment in the treat­ment of vac­ci­na­tors, dis­patch­ing Ja­panese med­i­cal ex­perts, and so on. Thereby Ja­pan’s as­sis­tance in­clud­ing this Yen loan reaches ap­prox­i­mately 22.6 bil­lion Ja­panese Yen (ap­prox­i­mately USD 212.5 mil­lion) in to­tal.

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