Warring Factions Must Compromise To Help Prevent Polio’s Spread
Washington Post: Polio is on the rise in war zones worldwide
“In Syria, engulfed in civil war, slow and gradual progress is being made in efforts to vaccinate against polio after an outbreak last year, but there are still tens of thousands of children trapped in conflict zones who are receiving no humanitarian aid at all, much less vaccinations. … Both rebels and government forces must realize that polio does not take sides. More than one million Syrian children are refugees. Much needs to be done, and soon, to deny polio the opportunity to take a larger toll” (1/26).
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