Due to high poverty rate and lack of education in Pakistan, several illnesses that can be stopped with immunisation continue to spread in the country. To protect the children of the nation, The Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) was launched in Pakistan in 1978 to decrease child mortality, morbidity and incapacity associated with vaccine-preventable diseases. This includes protecting children by immunising them against childhood tuberculosis, poliomyelitis, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus and measles. Immunising children with vaccines may avert up to 17% of childhood mortality in Pakistan.
In light of this, Dr Ziauddin Hospital organised a one-day workshop in collaboration with EPI, the Govt. of Pakistan, UNICEF and WHO team members. Though the programme has saved many lives over the years, a lot still needs to be done in our country. Dr Ziauddin Hospital intends to remain at the forefront of this mission. We are proud to serve the public via our vaccination centres and aim to continue contributing to developing the health status of our nation.