Taliban Leaders Hindering Polio Fight, Bill Gates Says, Urges Afghanistan, Pakistan To Continue Efforts

Reuters: Bill Gates urges Afghanistan and Pakistan to ‘get to zero’ in polio fight
“Local Afghan Taliban leaders are hindering global efforts to end polio, but Afghanistan and Pakistan must continue their fight to ‘get to zero’ cases, the philanthropist Bill Gates said on Monday. In a telephone interview with Reuters, Gates was optimistic about the global plan to eradicate the paralyzing viral disease, but said Afghanistan’s conflict and power struggles hamper progress…” (Kelland, 3/25).