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Distrust, Under-Resourced Health Care System Slow Efforts To Eradicate Polio In Pakistan

The Guardian: Suspicion slows dangerous work to eradicate polio in Pakistan
“…Since the Taliban issued a ban on vaccinations, and compared female health workers to prostitutes for working outside the home, more than 80 vaccinators and the armed guards assigned to protect them have been gunned down. … Added to this are the problems of keeping track of the million or so people internally displaced from places such as Waziristan because of the U.S. drone-strike campaign, an under-resourced health care system, and a lackluster campaign against what the World Health Organization has called a ‘public health emergency of international concern’…” (Hedayat, 4/16).

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