Archived posts with tag ‘polio’

15.01.10
Change.org: Enlisting the Taliban in the Fight against Polio

Children shouldn’t die or suffer paralysis from polio, and they don’t have to, thanks to the effective and easily-administered polio vaccine. The rationale for mass inoculation seems obvious, but even the prevention of childhood diseases can become a fraught political issue in a war zone. In Afghanistan, keeping polio at bay means working with the Taliban, The Wall Street Journal recently reported.

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