Sep 25, 2012

Ban on Polio Vaccination in Tribal Areas.

Emergence of 22 new polio cases in Pakistan, out of which, 50 per cent were reported from the country’s northern tribal belt during the last eight months has sent shock waves to the national and international health experts, who were almost sure about global eradication of this disease.

The local and international health agencies’ efforts to eradicate polio from Pakistan, had received another setback, when the pro-Taliban groups operating in restive Waziristan announced a ban on polio vaccination in the region until the United States halted its drone attacks that have killed over 3,000 people so far, including women and children.

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