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Pakistan Struggles To Eradicate Polio

News outlets report on Pakistan’s struggle to eradicate polio.

IRIN: Polio cases surge in Pakistan
“Pakistan is heading for one of its worst years for polio in recent times. According to figures from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), 166 cases of polio have been verified this year, compared to 28 at the same time last year…” (9/29).

Newsweek Pakistan: So Close, Yet So Far Away
“Polio would have been a problem of the past had it not been for Pakistan. That’s the takeaway from the World Health Organization’s recent statement on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly. ‘Let me state the obvious. Pakistan is the single most important stumbling block along the road to ending polio, once and for all,’ said Dr. Margaret Chan, director-general of the health organization…” (Mohydin, 9/27).