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Taliban’s Opposition To Polio Vaccinations Endangering Pakistani Children, Hindering Eradication Efforts

Central Asia Online: Taliban’s anti-polio stance endangers KP, FATA children
“Taliban opposition to the oral polio vaccine (OPV) continues to endanger the lives of Pakistani children in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). … The militants’ headstrong stance is provoking anger among parents. ‘We curse the Taliban for depriving my child of vaccine,’ said Sultan Shah, a North Waziristan man whose 18-month-old son Akram Shaw, tested positive for polio in June 2012. ‘The Taliban are proven enemies of children’…” (Yusufzai, 11/4).