IMMUNIZATION In 77 districts of Pakistan more than two million children under the age of 5 have direct threats from

Measles and Polio. Emergency vaccination efforts are required to protect the most vulnerable group in emergencies - pregnant women and children. Immunization will protect more than 20% of the displaced population from vaccine preventable diseases (VPD); Polio, Measles, Hepatitis, Diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, childhood tuberculosis and influenza (Hib). Immunization can avert a large number of childhood illnesses and deaths from the immediate threat of a Measles outbreak. Nearly 126,000 diseases and 600 deaths averted through measles vaccination with Vitamin A Supplementation and mothers and their newly born children can be saved from Tetanus. Nutritional Support to pregnant women & children through high energy food supplements is also required. Establishing child friendly spaces wherein educational and recreational facilities as well as psycho-social support is provided is our priority. We are working for the revival of damaged and interrupted EPI Services, support Lady Health Workers programme in re-establishing Health Houses and LHWs services. We aim to integrate immunization during community based interventions – Mother & Child Weeks / Days.

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