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Polio will be completely wiped out from country: Neelam Jabbar.

LAHORE, 31 May, 2009 (Frontier Star) -- Minister Population Welfare Punjab Neelam Jabbar Ch. has said that with the cooperation of all segments of society as well as the international donor organizations, polio will be completely wiped out from the country. She said that parents, teachers, elected representatives and Ulema have to play their effective role for complete eradication of polio from the country whereas, the government has also activated the education, local bodies and other departments in the anti-polio campaign. She said that the government would facilitate the NGOs and private sector to join hand for the elimination of this menace from the country and to create awareness among the parents that anti-polio doze should be given to every child under 5 years of age and repeated dozes to the children are safe. While talking to various delegations at her office, Neelam Jabbar Ch. said that the programmes launched for the provision of healthcare facilities to mother and child, will ensure progress towards achieving the millennium development goals (MDGs) in maternal and children health. Specific objectives are to reduce the under five mortality rate to less than 65 per thousand live births by the year 2011 target 2015:45/1000, to reduce the newborn mortality rate to less than 40 per thousand live births target 40/1000 than 55 per thousand live births by the year 2011 to reduce maternal mortality ratio to 200 per ten thousand live births by the year 2011 target 140/10000 and to increase the proportion of deliveries attended by the skilled birth attendants at home or in health facilities to 90 percent by 2015, it concluded.

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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
Date:May 31, 2009
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