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02 Mar 2016 description

The eighth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened via teleconference by the Director-General on 12 February 2016. As with the seventh meeting, the Emergency Committee reviewed the data on circulating wild poliovirus as well as circulating vaccine-derived polioviruses (cVDPV). The latter is particularly important as cVDPVs reflect serious gaps in immunity to poliovirus due to weaknesses in routine immunization coverage in otherwise polio-free countries.

28 Oct 2014 description

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative’s 2013-18 Strategic Plan set a clear first objective: to stop wild polio virus transmission globally by the end of 2014. To deliver this formidable goal, the polio-infected countries and their partners made huge financial and operational pledges to complete the job they had started 25 years previously.

With just weeks to go until the end of 2014, this global target will not be achieved. The virus continues to thrive in two parts of the world that it has never been dislodged from.

05 May 2011 description

Islamabad 04 May: The friendly country of Ukraine sent second consignment of humanitarian cargo for the victims of Floods 2010. The relief shipment consisted of 14821 Kgs of relief goods. Brig Sajid Naeem, Member Operations NDMA received the relief goods from the Ambassador of Ukrain HE Ihor Pasko at Chaklala Airbase, Rawalpindi. The officials from NDMA and Ukrainian Embassy were also present on the occasion.

04 May 2011 description

Islamabad 01 May: In order to provide relief assistance to the affectees of floods 2010, government of Ukraine air lifted 387 packages/pieces (RCP) of 13050 Kgs of relief shipment to Pakistan. The Ukranian officials Sergii Levytskyi & Oleksandr Sulim handed over the relief cargo to National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Logistic head, Lt Col (Retd) Muhammad Ali Kazi, TI (M) at Chaklala Airbase, Rawalpindi.