Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Polio: Taliban ban, inaccessibility to certain areas cause of 85% cases

Keep negoiating with these monsters, Mr. Obama.  It's beyond belief that the Western powers actually sit down with these throwbacks instead of wiping them from the face of the earth.  By even talking with these festering sacks of sh*t, we are lowering ourselves to their level. 


Polio: Taliban ban, inaccessibility to certain areas cause of 85% cases

By Noorwali Shah
Published: July 14, 2013


Bans by Taliban leaders and a lack of access to certain areas have made it near impossible to make the country polio-free, especially in an absence of a top-down strategy.

Information shared with The Express Tribune reflects 17 of 20 or 85% of polio cases reported across the country were due to the above-mentioned reasons, especially in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata).

Most of these reasons are interrelated. Between conspiracies about foreign interests aiming to sterilise men to the Taliban conditioning the lifting of the ban with the end of drone strikes, areas become riskier for polio teams and parents become more difficult to convince.

The targeted attacks on polio teams in different parts of the country especially K-P has hampered the polio drive. “If you go out, they (terrorists) target you, if you miss children, the virus targets you; it’s simply a catch-22 situation for the polio programme in the province,” stated an official of the polio programme, adding that the absence of awareness campaigns was adding to the severity of the problem.

Article continues HERE.