World Health Organization (W.H.O) refuses to give financial support to Pakistan

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The W.H.O. placed international travel restrictions on Pakistan on the 5th of May, based on the country’s inability to eliminate polio. Pakistanis traveling abroad are now required to get a polio vaccination 4 weeks prior to their date of departure. The minister of health Pakistan requested the W.H.O to provide financial assistance for the sourcing and supplying of polio vaccinations. The W.H.O however, has refused on the grounds that it is not a part of their mandate to do so. The most that they can do is offer technical assistance and other forms of support to ensure that everything is on track. The W.H.O has also agreed to give Pakistan a time frame of 2 weeks to start printing polio certificates for Pakistanis traveling abroad.

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