Violence, Militants Hindering Pakistan’s Polio Eradication Efforts, Study Shows

VOA News: Violence, Insecurity Blocking Polio Eradication in Pakistan
“Polio cases in Pakistan rose by 73 percent during the most intense periods of civil conflict there in recent years, according to a new study. The report, in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is one of the first to provide concrete evidence of the impacts insecurity has on efforts to eradicate the paralyzing disease…” (Baragona, 1/29).

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