International Community Must Step Up Efforts To Contain, Reverse Polio In Pakistan
New York Times: Pakistan’s Struggle Against Polio
“The campaign in Pakistan to contain an uncontrolled outbreak of polio hit an alarming point this week when the nation’s tally of new cases exceeded last year’s total of 93, with months to go in the emergency effort to vaccinate children over fierce opposition from the Taliban. Fifty-five of the 94 cases reported thus far have occurred in North Waziristan, a Taliban stronghold along the Afghanistan border where hundreds of thousands of people have become refugees since the Pakistani government began a crackdown last month to root out militants. … Far more attention is required from the international community if this health threat is to be contained” (7/18).