Pakistan health workers return to fight polio

Vaccinations against polio were suspended after Taliban killed nine health workers last month.

    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.

     

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Chief Allan Adam on being beaten by police and Indigenous rights

    Chief Allan Adam on being beaten by police and Indigenous rights

    The chief discusses the legacy of residential schools, making deals with the oil industry and the need for new treaties.

    Nuclear Gulf: Experts sound the alarm over UAE nuclear reactors

    Nuclear Gulf: Experts sound the alarm over UAE nuclear reactors

    From environmental disaster to a nuclear arms race, experts warn of layers of risks surrounding Barakah nuclear plant.

    Analysis: The Asia-Pacific arms race has taken an ominous turn

    Analysis: The Asia-Pacific arms race has taken an ominous turn

    As China increases its military might and trust in US alliances erode, Australia and Japan are going on the offensive.