CM appreciates GAVI for support of immunization programme

City Reporter

Karachi—Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said under Expanded Programme on Immunization, his govt was committed to eradicate and reduce morbidity and mortality caused by vaccine preventable diseases. “We are going to develop a scientific monitoring system of vaccinators to ensure and increase immunization coverage”, he said while talking to a high power Mission from GAVI (Global Alliance for Vaccine & Immunization) led by Deputy CEO Anuradha Gupta, Senior Country Manager Hamidreza Setayesh here at the CM House on Tuesday.
The members of the Mission include, WHO Programme Management Director Jaouad Mahjour, BMGF Director Vaccine Delivery Orin Levince, Unicef Regional Advisor Douglas James Nobel and Regional heads of UNICEF, WHO, Gates Foundation, USAID and others.
The Chief Minister was assisted by Health Minister Jam Mehtab Dahar, Dr. Azra Fazal Pechuho , Ms. Shahnaz Wazir Ali, Principal Secretary Alamuddin Bullo, Secretary Health Saeed mangnijo and EPI programme heads.
The Chief Minister said that he was thankful to GAVI for their interest and support to make the immunization programme successful. “I am personally monitoring the progress of immunization programme,” he said and added that its present coverage was 35pc, therefore special attention was being given to increase the coverage.

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