Mobilink reiterated its commitment to Ministry of Health, UNICEF, WHO and other partner organizations are working for the eradication of polio in Pakistan on the eve of the National Polio Round to be conducted from May 28 to May 30, 2009.
Commenting on Mobilink’s role, Omar Manzur, Director Corporate Social Responsibility and Public Relations, Mobilink said, “Pakistan is one of the last four countries where children continue to fall prey to this debilitating disease. Mobilink endorses the vision of the polio eradication fraternity to make Pakistan, free of polio. We continue to educate our consumers as we are already sending out SMS updates to encourage parents to vaccinate their children in the current National Polio Round.”
Under the current round a total of 86,744 Polio teams will be conducting a door-to-door campaign with an aim to reach 33.6 million children under five years of age across Pakistan between May 28 and May 30 2009. Parents can also reach the Polio Eradication Cell by calling 0800-76546 in case, they miss the Polio Team’s visit. This is the third national polio round undertaken for making a polio free Pakistan.
Last month Mobilink joined hands with Ministry of Health and other members of the Polio Eradication Initiative to reach out millions of parents in select high-risk zones across Pakistan. More than 7 million people were reached with the message to vaccinate their children against polio. On the occasion, Federal Health Minister Mir Aijaz Hussain Jakhrani appreciated the lead taken by Mobilink, the only telecom operator to have extended support to the drive.