Polio Workers' Safety

Sunday, March 22, 2015
We are living in a nuclear state which has developed ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, trainer/fighter aircraft, tanks, and armed drones. But we are unable to ensure immunity for our future generations from crippling and potentially fatal diseases such as polio. It is not as difficult as it appears. When we know that polio teams are a soft target, we can devise a simple methodology to reduce the threat and keep the teams secure.

Health Workers Risk Life for Vaccinating Children

Sunday, June 23, 2013
Volunteers, who are paid a nominal honorarium for participating in the polio vaccination campaigns, find themselves in a vulnerable position in case of violence against them. The health department officials told Dawn that a woman volunteer developed cardiac problems and remained in hospital for a month after a policeman escorting her during a vaccination campaign in Mardan was targeted by gunmen. They said the woman hadn’t received any assistance from the government and was left at the mercy of Allah.