The intended impact is to build effective channels of support between the Pakistani diaspora, their civil sector counterparts in Pakistan and the leadership of the Global Polio eradication campaign in order to improve governance, accountability and efficiency around the eradication drive, and to create a mechanism for tangible collaboration between the two groups.
The focus will be on identifying key diaspora individuals, in particular faith leaders, women, and successful cross-sector influencers and communities that have strong relationships and influence within Pakistan including the Polio-affected communities, in order to create pressure in the right places and to mobilise them to act as part of a coordinated delegation to provide strategic or advocacy support to the eradication efforts.
The targeted diaspora communities in the UK will include those with strong links to communities affected by Polio in Pakistan such as in the provinces of KPK, Sindh and Punjab. These communities will be reached through the support of various diaspora organizations such as charities, mosques and educational institutions across strategically selected cities in the UK including London, Birmingham, Manchester and Bradford to ensure a wide yet focused diaspora coverage and campaign.
We have a range of resources on public health available for download, including a factsheet and khutbah templates focusing on Islamic teachings on health promotion, keeping in mind the importance of preventative health and vaccinations.
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