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UAE Red Crescent achieves results in the vaccination drive in flood-hit Pakistan

posted on 13/09/2010: 698 views

The UAE Red Crescent's medical team has completed vaccination of 79,000 women and children living in the flood relief camps in Nowshera and nearby towns in Pakistan. The health campaign implemented in cooperation with the UNICEF aims to vaccinate 625,000 people against measles and tetanus.

The vaccination drive is part of the continuing humanitarian operations of the UAE that come as per instructions of President H.H Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to help people of Pakistan in the wake of the recent flooding.

The operations are closely followed up by Ruler's Representative in the Western Region and the Chairman of the Red Crescent Authority (RCA) H.H Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

RCA, in association with UNICEF, is also conducting a health awareness campaign to educate people to adopt preventive measures to check spreading of diseases for averting epidemics.

Millions of people displaced by Pakistan's worst natural disaster are living in schools and tents built in various relief camps. – Emirates News Agency, WAM


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