Activity Update for 12 – 14 July NIDs by the Pakistan Polio Plus Committee

 

  1. Polio Awareness Workshop in Mingora, Swat was held on 8th July’2010 organized by Rotary Club of Peshawar, South. 120 participants from professionals, business to local community and representatives from the WHO, UNICEF and Government Health Ministries attended the workshop.
  2. Arrangements for sending sms messages to all Rotary Club Presidents across Pakistan informing them to create polio awareness by planning programs & projects.
  3. Coca-Cola will be sponsoring 5 billboards most likely on the slogan End Polio Now
  4. Warid Telecom will send sms to 1.5 million customers, to vaccinate their children and call the toll-free number if polio teams have not visited their house.
  5. Two mobile vans, with End Polio Now slogans and written messages to vaccinate their children for a polio free Pakistan. These vans will cover every town and region in Karachi District in one day, travelling from 11.00 am to 11.00 pm. Two vans will run for all 3 days -12/13/14 July. Vans will be illuminated for night time running. 
  6. Specific areas in Karachi, Nawabshah, Mirpurkhas, Hyderabad, Dadu and Khairpur will have Rotaractors from their respective clubs assist UNICEF vaccinating teams to mediate and gain access to refusals (households who do not allow teams to vaccinate their children).
  7. Rotaractors from Dadu will also make announcement in their UC via a mega phone to create polio awareness and motivate people to vaccinate their children.
  8. The Rotary Club of Faislabad City is planning a Walk for a Cause on 10th July.