Acting US envoy takes part in Delhi polio drops campaign

May 24th, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, May 24 (ANI): Acting US Ambassador A. Peter Burleigh, on Sunday took part in a polio eradication drive in the national capital.

Burleigh, who has the designation of Charge d’Affaires of the U.S.mission in India, joined Professor Kiran Walia, Delhi’s Health and Family Welfare Minister and Delhi Mayor Kanwar Sain to administer the polio immunization drops to a child at a municipal maternity and child center here.

The United States is one of the largest supporters of polio eradication efforts in India.

In the last 10 years, the U.S. Government has provided more than 170 million dollars for polio eradication in India through the World Health Organization.(ANI)

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