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Pakistan’s Polio Workers Determined To Eliminate Polio Despite Militant Attacks

IRIN: Pakistan teams defy militant attacks to wipe out polio this year
“…Over the past few years, half a billion doses of vaccine have been given each year to Afghan and Pakistani children, and the World Health Organization says we are now in the final stretches of the global battle against polio. … The main reason the disease persists is that militants often attack health workers and block them from going to areas under their control…” (Saeed, 8/5).