Pulse Polio Immunization 2020 (We Are Ready)
Time & Location
About The Event
VFC(Volunteer For a Cause) in association with BBMP(Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike) is looking for 150 VOLUNTEERS to cover 2 areas in Bengaluru. If you wish to Volunteer, kindly fill the form.
The Pulse Polio Drive is done every year. In 2020, the date is given on 19th Jan. Booths are set up across the city in all hospitals, markets, railway stations, bus stops, malls, medical colleges, and other public places. People come to the booths to get polio drops administered for children below the age of 5 years.
Apart from Doctors, Nurses and Health workers, VOLUNTEERS' support across the country is needed to cover all the kids with 2 drops of the oral vaccine.
YOU as a VOLUNTEER need NOT be a medical professional to carry out this work. YOU will be trained on the day or before on how to administer the drops, document the same and work with the government health workers.
Details on Polio
Polio aka Poliomyelitis is a deadly incurable disease. It is caused by a virus which transmits from person to person through contaminated food and water. Once infected, the virus affects the motor nerves and other parts of the central nervous system which finally ends up in the paralysis of one or more limbs. It usually affects young children. As the disease is incurable, prevention is our best bet. Vaccination is the only proven method by which this disease can be prevented.
The Pulse Polio Immunization is a vaccination program launched with the aim of eradicating Polio from this world. The Government of India conducted the first-ever round of Pulse Polio Immunization in 1995 by vaccinating all children under the age of five years against the poliovirus.
Date: 19 January 2020(Sunday)
Time: 7am to 4pm
Venue: BTM Layout, Kengeri, Thanisandra and Hormavu
Contact: 6366359687/636635968 / email@example.com
Volunteering for the Pulse Polio Drive is a wonderful opportunity to work with the government, to see communities up close and to be a part of meaningful work that affects millions of lives.