At Isloo Airport, The WHO Will Improve Protective Health Measures
A major step by WHO expanding the ‘Wear a Mask, Protect Pakistan’ campaign. The Pakistani representative with his team visited the Islamabad International Airport and distributed the Masks.
What has the WHO actually done regarding the campaign?
Dr. Palitha Mahipala, WHO Representative in Pakistan, and her team visited Islamabad International Airport to distribute masks and IEC materials to passengers and their relatives as part of the ‘Wear a Mask, Protect Pakistan’ campaign and to encourage the use of non-pharmaceutical public health measures (PHM).
These COVID-19 prevention methods are effective approaches for slowing the pandemic. With that, the officials were also handed masks.
Dr. Mahipala addressed travelers and discussed the benefits of adhering to protective health measures. He emphasized to them that wearing masks should become a natural aspect of being among other people. Along with that, he also stated that masks must be used properly, stored properly, and cleaned or disposed of properly to be effective.
At Islamabad Airport, passengers and relatives welcomed the “mask distribution” gesture by WHO to advocate and promote the #COVID-19 preventive #health measures to protect #Pakistan against COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/JVCa7Vh7n0
— WHO Pakistan (@WHOPakistan) September 28, 2021
The Government and Officials praise the WHO
The government and airport officials praised the WHO’s efforts to advocate for and encourage mask use as a means of protecting Pakistan. WHO is constantly reinforcing and considering methods that encourage people to follow their COVID-19 preventive practices to protect themselves and their communities from infection and viral transmission.
In addition, Dr. Mahipala presented masks to airport officials during his visit.
During his address to the passengers, he emphasized the benefits of adhering to precautionary health measures. He believes that wearing masks in public areas is necessary.
While this happened, they mentioned masks must be used properly, stored properly, and cleaned or disposed of properly to be effective.
The campaign also sought to encourage the general population to employ non-pharmaceutical public health measures (PHM), as all such COVID-19 prevention strategies are effective interventions in slowing the pandemic.
As a result, the WHO’s efforts to lobby for and promote the message of mask used to safeguard Pakistan were applauded by the airport officials.