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Pakistan health workers return to fight polio

Vaccinations against polio were suspended after Taliban killed nine health workers last month.
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2013 03:47

Health workers are back on the streets of Peshawar in Pakistan, defying death threats so they can vaccinate children against polio.

Nine of their colleagues were killed last month, and now they have been given extra security.

Despite the risks, many health workers say they must carry out this important task. Last year, 58 cases of polio were reported in Pakistan last year.

Al Jazeera's Osama Bin Javaid reports from Islamabad.

 

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