Pakistan's anti-polio efforts stall

Jan 31, 2014, 3:44 PM EST
An Afghan health worker administers a polio vaccination to a child on the first day of a vaccination campaign in Herat on October 6, 2013.
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Security fears have stalled the efforts of workers attempting to stem the tide of polio in Pakistan. Peshawar has been named one of the biggest pools for the disease, and vaccinations are being sent to the region. But a new strain has cropped up, and the security of health workers has been compromised.

Background:

Polio is on the rise in war zones worldwide [Washington Post] 

Anti-Polio Drive in Peshawar, Pakistan Falters [Voice of America]

Taliban stance on polio threatens children worldwide [Central Asia Online]

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