Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Islamabad United to support Polio Eradication Campaign

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Photo Credit: Islamabad United

A Nationwide polio vaccination begins in Pakistan today led by the Government of Pakistan. A team of 275,000 persons all across the country will aim to eradicate the disease from the country. Pakistan is one of the two remaining polio-endemic countries, and months after COVID-19 left tens of millions of children without a polio vaccine, it’s a sign of optimism in the country that Pakistan can start its journey back to normalcy.

Islamabad United which has always supported progressive causes in our homeland and beyond, is delighted to support this campaign and bring awareness to it via our platforms.

Child vaccination drives, including polio campaigns, were halted in the country in March 2020 to avoid the risk of COVID-19 transmission to children, caregivers and vaccinators. As a result the reported number of cases in Pakistan has reached beyond 60, including in some previously polio-free parts of the country.

Regarding the resumption of the vaccinations, Jean Gough UNICEF Regional Director for South Asia said last month, “Although we have experienced new challenges and a set-back in the fight against polio because of COVID-19, the eradication of this contagious disease will get back on track and is firmly within our reach. Together with the respective governments and other partners including the WHO, Rotary, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization and Centre for Disease Control and Prevents, and with the dedicated work by frontline health workers, we are committed to reaching every child.”

Let’s join hands in getting every child vaccinated, and eradicating polio from Pakistan and the entire world.

Islamabad United is one of the six franchise teams in the Pakistan Super League (PSL), and is the winner of the first and third seasons of the HBL

AAN – Leonine Sports is the proud owner of Islamabad United, the most successful team in the Pakistan Super League. Part of the Leonine Global group, AAN – Leonine Sports is focused on enabling sports and creating franchises with a mission to provide: 1) A truly global experience on sports entertainment; 2) A fan base which is loyal, aware and supportive of the sport and the franchise; 3) An aspirational beacon for up and coming players to strive for excellence in cricket for Pakistan in particular and for the world at large; 4) An eco-system for the promotion of sports through close partnerships with the respective sports boards; 5) A truly professionally-run organization with exceptional standards of corporate governance and international best practices; 6) Promotion of Pakistan through sports and involvement of internationally known figures into Pakistan; 7) A responsible member on CSR.

The company focuses on the above mission statement by implementing a strategy built around the principle of 4 Es – Excellence, Empowerment, Education and Environment.

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