Development and Journalism. Mr. Jahangir has also played a crucial role in improving health reporting from Pakistan. He also received the special award for Innovations in Health Journalism from the Ministry of Health and UNICEF for creating the concept of the Polio Control Cell. Mr. Jahangir is known for being a media person carrying out health related innovations in media and communications in Pakistan; on various platforms; including The World Bank Development Indicators, United Nation Development Indicators, and the Global Competitiveness Indicators of the World Economic Forum based out of Davos. A special award was presented for his contribution and efforts towards the eradication of polio across Pakistan earlier in July 2009.
Mr. Amir Jahangir emphasized the importance of addressing the issue of H1N1 virus, which the World Health Organization (WHO) expects to be a major outbreak in October this year, as it can develop into a major political crisis from a global health crisis.
He further added that "the countries not into swine farming are also at a high threat as the international travelers could be the carrier for the disease. The recent case of the swine flu deaths in the Gulf States proves this. The disease is transmitted from person to person when germs enter the nose and/or throat. Coughs and sneezes release germs into the air where they can be breathed in by others.
In the end Mr. Jahangir said, "The media need to be recognized as critical partners in outbreak response and management."
SAMAA TV ensures the training and understanding of its reporters on all issues. SAMAA TV provides the public with prompt and correct information on all issues including health or a disease outbreak.
SAMAA TV is one of Pakistan's leading private satellite television channels, which takes pride in its fair, factual and independent news coverage through its on-the-hour bulletins, breaking stories, incisive politica
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