Polio

Pakistan's polio problem and vaccination danger

2014 was the worst year in more than a decade for polio infections, with at least 306 new cases reported.

Pakistan's polio problem and vaccination danger

Poverty & Development

Ex-lawyer of 'Bin Laden hunt' doctor killed in Pakistan

Samiullah Khan Afridi, who once represented Dr Shakil Afridi, who helped US find Osama bin Laden, shot in Peshawar.

Ex-lawyer of 'Bin Laden hunt' doctor killed in Pakistan

Health

Bomb kills Pakistani polio vaccinators

Two off-duty workers, both brothers, killed outside home in northwest region where Taliban fighters are active.

Bomb kills Pakistani polio vaccinators

Health

Pakistan polio cases at all-time high

Two-hundred-and-two new cases already reported this year, beating previous record of 199 in 2001.

Pakistan polio cases at all-time high

Health

Karachi's polio vaccinators in the crosshairs

Polio remains endemic in Pakistan as health workers battle anti-vaccine prejudice and threat to life by armed groups.

Karachi's polio vaccinators in the crosshairs

Health

Pakistan restarts polio drive in tribal areas

More than 700,000 children will be vaccinated against polio but others would miss out due to security concerns.

Pakistan restarts polio drive in tribal areas

Lifelines

Pakistan's battle to eradicate polio

Will health workers overcome the violence to eliminate Polio?

Lifelines

The Last Drops

Will health workers in Pakistan overcome political and religious tensions to vaccinate children against polio?

Lifelines

Polio Vaccinator: 'I will not lose courage'

Polio vaccinators in Pakistan risk their lives ensuring children under five are saved from a preventable disease.

Polio Vaccinator: 'I will not lose courage'

Lifelines

Life cycle: Poliomyelitis

Poliomyelitis is a viral disease that can cause lifelong paralysis and muscle wasting.

Life cycle: Poliomyelitis

Lifelines

Vaccination workers under fire

Anti-Western sentiment threatens to reverse progress made in polio vaccination roll-outs in Karachi.

Vaccination workers under fire

The Cure

Unsung Hero: Henrietta Lacks

Nothing lives forever, except perhaps a young woman's cells, a gift to science that continues giving.