A child receives a drop of polio vaccine at the UNHCR supported Jalozai camp on the outskirts of Peshawar. Photo: Reuters A child receives a drop of polio vaccine at the UNHCR supported Jalozai camp on the outskirts of Peshawar. Photo: Reuters
A child receives a drop of polio vaccine at the UNHCR supported Jalozai camp on the outskirts of Peshawar. Photo: Reuters
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Illiteracy, conspiracy theories slow polio campaign in Pakistan

UN aid workers battle to convince villagers, with rigid values, on how two drops of vaccine can save their children from disease

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A child receives a drop of polio vaccine at the UNHCR supported Jalozai camp on the outskirts of Peshawar. Photo: Reuters A child receives a drop of polio vaccine at the UNHCR supported Jalozai camp on the outskirts of Peshawar. Photo: Reuters
A child receives a drop of polio vaccine at the UNHCR supported Jalozai camp on the outskirts of Peshawar. Photo: Reuters
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