A female doctor from the UAE-Pakistan Assistance Programme (UAEPAP) at a Pakistani village. The UAEPAP is part of the UAE vaccination campaign which aims to support the health sector and strengthen the country’s polio prevention programs. File/WAM
Monday’s anti-polio push began hours after authorities imposed a partial lockdown in several more high-risk areas in the country. Pakistan has registered more than 659,000 coronavirus cases and 14,256 deaths.
This time, polio workers will try to vaccinate 40 million children across Pakistan while at the same time following social distancing measures and other precautions due to the coronavirus, said Zulfiqar Babakhel, a spokesman for the polio program.
The UAE is reputed for its humanitarian approach to issues, which reflects intrinsic Arab spirit. Its role in combating polio particularly in Pakistan, is simply stellar, in short. And the person who is spearheading the drive to combat polio in Pakistan
When children were attending school in the UAE in 2019, little did they know that their whole world would be turned upside down the following year. No more classroom interaction, either with teachers or their peers. No more games in the school grounds.
Barbara and Christine Colucci long to remove their masks and kiss their 102-year-old mother, who has dementia and is in a nursing home in Rochester, New York. They would love to have more than two people in her room at a time so that relatives can be there too.
It was “Ask Me Anything” with Dominic Cummings over on Substack this afternoon, which, even in these unpredictable times, is not a sentence I imagined myself writing a year ago. People do keep pointing out the rank hypocrisy of it all. One such person was told,
Hong Kong’s embattled pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily has been hit by a wave of resignations as authorities push to silence the outspoken tabloid and staff mull whether to leave or stay until the bitter end. On late Monday afternoon, Apple Daily’s 1,000-odd staff