22 January 2011
Islamabad, Jan 22 (IANS) District health officials in Pakistan are ‘not very keen’ to use swine flu vaccines donated by the World Health Organisation (WHO), thus resulting in the country’s failure to control the disease, the WHO has said.
In March 2010, about 3.1 million doses of Monovalent Influenza vaccine were given to Pakistan’s health ministry for distribution in the provinces.
The vaccine was donated by the WHO and funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the Express Tribune reported Saturday.
‘The vaccine reached the districts but executive district officers (EDOs) were not keen on using it,’ said WHO consultant Arif Zaka.