Afghanistan’s Taliban Lifts Ban On WHO, With Conditions

Reuters: Afghanistan’s Taliban lifts ban on World Health Organization
“Afghanistan’s Taliban insurgency has lifted a ban on World Health Organization activities in areas the militants control, a spokesman for the Islamist group said, reversing a stance that had been complicating efforts to eradicate polio. … In the statement, the Taliban gave a guarantee of safety for WHO staff but also set conditions for its return, including only doing health work, getting the insurgency’s permission before hiring workers and only carrying out polio vaccine campaigns in health centers…” (Sediqi/Carsten, 9/25).