Health & Environmental

Taliban In Pakistan Derail World Polio Eradication

“Today the militant group continues to threaten to kill not only vaccinators but also parents who get their children immunized. That threat has had a chilling effect on anti-polio efforts nationwide. And it completely halted vaccination drives in some Taliban-controlled areas. It’s in these places that the crippling virus has come — and threatened to stymie global efforts to wipe out polio. The worldwide campaign to eradicate polio has been going on for more than two decades. It has more than $10 billion. Now the success of the campaign hinges on whether Pakistan can control the virus.”

Source: Taliban In Pakistan Derail World Polio Eradication : Goats and Soda : NPR

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