The government of Pakistan - in collaboration with its partners at the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) - launched on 19 June a campaign to immunize over 12 million children against polio, a debilitating disease mainly affecting children. “This campaign is important to raise the immunity of children against polio ahead of the high transmission season for polio - the rainy season,” Melissa Corkum, said a spokeswoman for UNICEF’s polio eradication program in Islamabad. (IRIN)

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