Trump Administration’s Harder-Line Policies On Pakistan, Afghanistan Could Threaten Polio Immunization Efforts In Region
The Guardian: Trump policy set to hinder war on polio in Pakistan
“…In Pakistan and Afghanistan, the big obstacle [to polio elimination], experts say, is not lack of money to fight it, but mistrust of the western governments who bankroll the vaccines. Now Donald Trump could be about to deepen that mistrust. If the U.S. president makes good on his bellicose threats to take a harder line on Pakistan, he will undoubtedly incite anti-U.S. sentiments, which in the past have led to attacks on polio workers and prompted tribal leaders to ban vaccination campaigns…” (Rasmussen/Janjua, 9/29).