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  1. News - World - MEDICINE

    Polio outbreaks in Africa and Pakistan alarm health officials

    Posted Aug 24th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... for Osama bin Laden. The warlord, Hafiz Gul Bahadur, banned all efforts until US drone strikes ended. Although only three North Waziristan children have suffered polio paralysis since then, even one ... by a drone strike in January. Before the Waziristan outbreak, Pakistan had seen only 24 cases this year, about as many as it had at the same point last year. Most were around Karachi and Peshawar, ...

  2. News - Asia - MEDICINE

    Illiteracy, conspiracy theories slow polio campaign in Pakistan

    Posted Sep 29th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... at US drone strikes, have hampered efforts to fight the disease. In July, officials said the problems were jeopardising more than 350,000 children in the tribal areas. To improve matters, Unicef ...



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