Dawn News

ISLAMABAD, Sept 22: The World Bank and the United Nations will provide $43.50 million to Pakistan for procurement of polio vaccine under the National Emergency Action Plan, 2012.

Official sources told Dawn on Saturday that the additional funding would help reach about 35 million children under five years of age during additional rounds of immunisation from February to June next year.

The project will help improve access to immunisation services to the poor, remote, under-privileged, displaced and migratory communities and up to four doses of vaccines will be given to each child.

The International Development Association of the World Bank group will give $24 million, Unicef $14 million and World Health Organisation $5.50 million and the government will contribute $10 million to the $54.50 million project.

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