Dubai: The Emirates Polio Campaign for polio eradication is a true interpretation of the directives of President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed AI Nahyan to boost efforts in support of health-care programmes in Pakistan, bring epidemics under control and deflect the health hazards on the children in the affected areas.

The campaign is, moreover, emblematic of UAE’s humanitarian commitment to the poor nations, human development programmes and securing a decent life for the people.

The Emirates Polio Campaign derives its importance from its role in supporting the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) of WHO’s General Assembly for eradicating polio by the end of 2018 and supporting the Pakistani government’s National Emergency Action Plan to wipe out the polio virus.

The success of this campaign is closely monitored and followed up by the World Health Organisation and relevant international organisations as a benchmark for controlling this disease, not only in Pakistan but also worldwide.