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Pakistan Likely To Eliminate Polio In 2019, WHO, National Officials Say

Associated Press: Officials say Pakistan on track to eradicate polio in 2019
“Pakistani officials say the country is on track to eradicate polio in 2019 despite Taliban attacks and superstition that has spurred many parents in the region bordering Afghanistan to refuse to vaccinate their children against the crippling disease…” (1/9).

Xinhua News: Polio likely to be eliminated from Pakistan by end 2019: WHO official
“Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that polio is likely to be eliminated from Pakistan by the end of 2019, according to an official statement on Tuesday. Ghebreyesus, who led a delegation, met with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi here and assured the organization’s support to the health care system of the country…” (1/9).

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