Governments Must Protect, Ensure Safety Of Community Health Care Workers

CNN: They were murdered for the crime of trying to keep children healthy
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations

“…Community health workers risk their security to protect their nation’s children from polio. And their government must do more to protect them. Those who go out each day to give drops that immunize children from one of the world’s most wretched diseases cannot be an endangered species, hunted like animals by militants who would see their life-saving work extinguished. They deserve their nation’s protection and the respect of the entire world. Words alone will not shield them: vigilance and protection are required. And that includes a government that guarantees their safety…” (1/26).

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